Gale In Context: For Educators Wins Tech & Learning’s Best of Show at ISTE

| By Gale Staff | Tech & Learning’s ISTE 2019 Best of Show Awards celebrates those products and services being exhibited at ISTE that show the greatest promise according to the country’s most tech-savvy educators. This year, Gale takes home the gold with its most anticipated product, Gale In Context: For Educators, coming this fall. … Read more

SLC/ARBA 2019 Best of Reference Award Winner

| By Gale Staff | School Library Connection (SLC) and American Reference Books Annual (ARBA) have announced the winners of the 2019 SLC/ARBA Best of Reference Award, which recognizes the best reference resources of the previous year, including books, databases, and eBooks that encourage K–12 student research and learning. And the winner of Best Resource … Read more

Four Gale Products Named “Cool Tool” Finalists

| By Gale Staff | We are honored to announce four Gale products have been named finalists in the 2019 EdTech Cool Tool Awards: Gale Courses, Testing & Education Reference Center, Miss Humblebee’s Academy, & Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy. The EdTech Awards recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich … Read more

Learning Financial Development Award Recipient Named

| Originally published by the American Library Association | CHICAGO — Mid-Continent Public Library, the largest public library system in the Kansas City metropolitan area—serving nearly 800,000 people across its three-county district—is the 2017 winner of the prestigious Gale, a Cengage Company Learning Financial Development Award. The award is presented annually to a library organization for exhibiting … Read more

History in the Making

Posted on June 13, 2016

By Debra Kirby

Last week an important milestone was reached in U.S. history when Hillary Clinton became the first woman to become the presidential nominee of a major political party. Eight years earlier, Barack Obama celebrated a similar first when he became the first African-American to win the Democratic nomination for United States president.

Many other countries throughout the world have reached these milestones years ago, but did you know that the first country to elect a black female president was Liberia? Ellen Johnson Sirleaf became that country’s first female president in 2006. Learn more about Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, Liberia, and the history around the people and events that helped pave the way for current groundbreakers. Following are just a few suggestions to get you started:

  • Did you know that Liberia was founded in 1822 as a colony for freed slaves from the United States, or that Liberians declared their nation to be a republic in 1847? Learn more about the fascinating history of Liberia’s founding in World History In Context.

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Winners Never Quit: Winning Biz Resources Keep Delivering

Outstanding Business Reference Resources 2014

By Tina Creguer

Football coach Vince Lombardi’s popular axiom “Winners never quit, and quitters never win” applies to more than just sports.  For libraries, it applies to award-winning business resources that keep delivering quality content with ongoing, persistent access, available 24/7.

Four Gale business eBooks were recently honored as 2014 Outstanding Business Reference Resources, a listing of 10 titles selected by the RUSA’s BRASS Business Reference Sources Committee. Two Gale titles were deemed “outstanding”; two titles, “notable.”  Honored and humbled by these designations, we share this list with you:

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Global Issues in Context named “Biggest Hit with Patrons” by Library Journal

We are proud to announce that Global Issues in Context, Gale’s online resource covering the modern world’s most important topics, was recently named “Biggest Hit with Patrons” by Library Journal in their “Best Databases 2014” roundup. The recognition means even more because the winners are nominated by LJ’s readers, many of whom use our products every day. The nominating librarian stated that the product is “wildly popular with students,” and that she is “amazed at the usage statistics generated by my institution.”

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