Open Access to Well-Reviewed Gale Public Health Encyclopedia eBook

| By Gale Staff | While we are all aware of the importance of good health, we may feel bombarded by the amount of uncurated health information that’s out there. How do you know if the information you’re referencing is accurate? The Gale Encyclopedia of Public Health, 2nd Edition is an authoritative source on public health issues. … Read more

Justice and Redemption

| By Andrea Drouillard | The movie Just Mercy tells the story of attorney Bryan Stevenson, who has made it his mission to help poor and vulnerable people who have been sentenced to death. While watching it, I couldn’t help but draw parallels to some of the quotes of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. In … Read more

Winning a Dartmouth Medal: The Recognition of a Lifetime

| By Rebecca Parks | Winner, winner, chicken dinner! While I can’t tell you the origin of that phrase (something about casinos giving away chicken dinners in the 1970s?), I can tell you how I feel when I yell it at the moment of victory: utter exhilaration! And that was how I felt when I … Read more

Celebrate Black History Month with Gale’s New African American Literature for Students

| By Sarah Robertson | Black History Month, observed every February, is an opportunity to celebrate African American literature. Through literature, African Americans have advanced a powerful message of agency and countered a dominant cultural discourse of oppression, coercion, and racism. For African American authors, literature has served as a means of validating and valorizing … Read more

Shedding Light on Public Health Issues

| By Brigham Narins, Sr. Content Developer, Gale | A new year has just begun, and along with resolutions and hope for the future there are nevertheless a lot of persistent things we could really worry about if we choose to: Pathogens are becoming resistant to antibiotics. Bullying at school, online, and at the workplace … Read more

Landmark Legal Decisions Highlighted in American Law Yearbook

| By Mike Tyrkus | Since 1998, American Law Yearbook has served as a companion volume to extend the value of the Gale Encyclopedia of American Law by gathering the top legal stories from the previous year and then discussing them in concise, insightful entries written by legal experts. This year, the need for a … Read more

Resources for a Healthier New Year

| By Andrea Henderson | It’s the start of a new year and if you are like most Americans, you’ve set a New Year’s resolution. If that resolution is tied to your health, you are among over half of those Americans who set such a goal. As the days, weeks, and hopefully months wear on, … Read more

Healthy New Year!

| By Shirelle Phelps | With a new year, we often make resolutions regarding our health. After all, our health is very important to us. Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. If our health fails, it can overshadow everything else going on in our life. Making a commitment to take … Read more

A Fresh Perspective on Alternative Medicine

| By Deirdre Hiam | Oils. Supplements. Cannabis. Everyone has come across some form of alternative medicine during their lives. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 5th edition identifies many types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda, … Read more

Trends in Reference

| Originally published by Library Journal, written by Jason Steagall | “Many patrons want a database to be searchable like Google—they want to be able to enter a basic term and have excellent and immediate results.”– Rob Tench, head of resource fulfillment at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA Publishers and librarians are acutely aware that … Read more