Content Curated to Support Current Issues

| By Andrea Henderson | In a New York Times opinion piece, sociologist Eric Klinenberg explored the critical place the public library plays in the social infrastructure of a society stating: “Libraries are the kinds of places where people with different backgrounds, passions, and interests can take part in a living democratic culture.”1 Gale is committed … Read more

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

Respect, Educate, and Protect: GVRL and Digital Citizenship

| By Nicole Albrecht | When I was growing up, technology wasn’t something my friends and I depended upon much. Though it was exciting—from pagers to AOL instant chat sessions—my friends and I were able to connect more than ever, but it wasn’t a constant in our school. By the time I was in college, … Read more

Celebrate Banned Books: September 23-29

| By Traci Cothran | I just LOVE Banned Books Week.  Don’t get me wrong: I don’t like that we need a Banned Books Week, it’s just that I love thinking about all the books I’ve read that are on various banned lists, as so many of them are near and dear to me.  Then … Read more

School Library Connection Reviews: UXL Ignition Science: Collaborative Projects

| By Gale Staff | UXL Ignition Science: Collaborative Projects addresses the changing landscape of how students assimilate content. This collection stands apart in the world of science education with nearly 70 projects that include step-by-step instructions, budget, and timetable estimations, expected outputs, and measures for evaluating success. Later this year, School Library Connection (SLC) will publish their … Read more

School Library Connection Reviews: Three Gale eBooks on GVRL

| By Tara Blair, Digital Marketing Coordinator, Gale | Gale eBooks on GVRL is designed to cross-search all of your eBooks to pinpoint relevant material, allowing readers to spend less time looking for credible information, and more time diving into it. Users will find an award-winning, hassle-free eBook experience —anytime, anywhere, and on any device. Later this … Read more

Don’t Keep Your Patrons Waiting

| By Gale Staff | New editions of eBook titles you may already own are coming soon! Empower and support your users in all their learning endeavors and interests by providing access to the most current, essential, and relevant content as soon as it’s available. New editions of titles include: Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health, … Read more

Life Imitates Art: A Day at the Museum

| By Nicole Albrecht | A K12 Field Trip to the Detroit Institute of Art For Gale’s inside K12 educational consultant team, life inside a cubicle is standard. Each day revolves around making phone calls to customers and communicating through email. It has its perks from finding free food left over from another office party … Read more

Gale Researches: Immigration and Migration

| By Traci Cothran | Immigration issues are in the news daily, and the constant barrage of information – and disinformation – is mind-boggling.  How to make sense of it?  KNOWLEDGE! I flipped through Gale’s new eBook on GVRL, Immigration and Migration: In Context, to see what I could learn, and “Push-Pull Factors of Migration” … Read more