Harry Potter and the…Philosopher’s Stone?

| By Gale Staff | That’s right. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was first published under the title Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Maybe all you die hard Harry Potter fans knew that, but did you know: The “Philosopher’s Stone” is an object from legends, and dates back to 300 CE. According to … Read more

American Reference Books Annual Reviews: Genetics, 2nd Edition

| By Gale Staff | Genetics, 2nd Edition provides a thorough presentation of genetics in the 21st century, including foundational concepts, key scientific and historical themes, ethical issues, and advances in the science. Selected eBook entries contain animated videos created by the Stated Clearly team of artists and scientists, plus Associated Press videos that highlight genetics … Read more

Cloning Pets: Good, Bad, or Scary?

| By Gale Staff | Earlier this year the story surfaced that singing legend Barbra Streisand had cloned her beloved dog, Samantha, who had died at the age of 14. As the result of cloning Streisand’s Coton de Tulear, three puppies were created, two of which Streisand kept.  Ethical issues arose surrounding the question of … Read more

The “Granddaddy of Guides”

| By Gale Staff | Gale Directory of Databases offers comprehensive coverage of the electronic database industry, profiling more than 14,000 databases and more than 3,000 producers, online services, and vendors/distributors in an easy-to-use format. This month, Booklist published a fantastic, witty article by Mike Bemis, a former reference librarian at Washington County Public Library in Minnesota, where … Read more

Warsaw Community Schools Propose Adoption of GVRL

Gale eBooks on GVRL offer a means to integrate quality digital nonfiction content into a K-12 curriculum while providing a successful online research experience. With expert authoritative content from top publishers, teachers and students have access to trustworthy resources to enrich their learning, delivered through a user-friendly platform. Recently, Warsaw Community Schools proposed the adoption of GVRL to … Read more

New to GVRL: Leveled Content with National Geographic Ladders Series

|By Nicole Albrecht | Picture this: A classroom filled with students reading various books and a teacher closely monitoring them. At first glance, you may think they are all reading the same text at the same level because all the books look the same. As you look closer, you will see that the three kids … Read more

American Reference Books Annual Recommends The Video Source Book

The Video Source Book continues its comprehensive coverage of the wide universe of video offerings with more than 170,000 programs on video, encompassing such categories as Movies and Entertainment, Instructional, Business and Vocational Training, Fine Arts, and Children’s and Educational video. Available on Gale’s eBook platform, GVRL, the new 59th edition brings hundreds of new … Read more

Product Update: Greenhaven Press, Lucent Books, and KidHaven Press Imprints Move to Rosen

Posted on May 23, 2016

On April 1, 2016 Rosen became the exclusive publisher of print and eBook titles for Greenhaven Press, Lucent Books®, and KidHaven Press™ imprints. Moving forward, Rosen will create new titles and content for these imprints. As one of Rosen’s partners, Gale will continue to sell eBooks on GVRL for these imprints, under the titles of Greenhaven Publishing, Lucent Press, and KidHaven Publishing.

With this news comes some changes in how future business transactions will be handled. To assist in understanding the new process of how to place orders, make inquiries, billing, and future development of titles from these imprints, Gale has put together a Q&A to help answer any questions you may have.

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Histories of Everyday Life in Totalitarian Regimes – “Highly recommended. All libraries. All levels.”

Posted on April 21, 2016

Guided by a five-person advisory board of distinguished scholars, examine what life was like during the twentieth century under totalitarian rule with Histories of Everyday Life in Totalitarian Regimes, 1st Ed. This set spans multiple disciplines and holds a wealth of information for various college courses as well as high school teachers encouraging the analysis of primary and secondary sources.

This title review was recently published by Choice Reviews Online. Read what they had to say!

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Business Stats You Can Compare Anywhere, Anytime

Posted on March 14, 2016

By Tina Creguer

Jay, a brash, young entrepreneur in the competitive field of mobile gaming app development, is putting the finishing touches on his business plan.  He already has appointments with potential investors, and he’s scurrying to pull together all the information they’ll grill him on.  Foremost on their minds will be viability of this new business and understanding the competitive landscape. He knows who his major competitors are, but needs help finding consistent data that will help him compare market share and descriptions.

There’s good news for Jay, and for anyone searching for comparative business stats.

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