Exciting Enhancements for Gale Business: Plan Builder

| By Gale Staff | Starting a small business can be a lonely journey. Without a team or knowledgeable adviser, many entrepreneurs are not prepared for the isolation they encounter when they are deep into planning their business. As a result, we are delighted to announce several enhancements to Gale Business: Plan Builder, making it … Read more

Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab Recognized in DH Awards

| By Gale Staff | The 2018 winners of the DH Awards have been announced and Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab was selected as the first runner up out of 12 Digital Humanities tools! This distinction would not have been possible without your votes, as the awards are decided by votes from the public. On behalf of … Read more

It’s Carnival Time! Discover Brazilian Writers

| By Elizabeth Ferguson | March 1st marked the beginning of another Carnival festival in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, an extravagant five-day celebration leading up to the Catholic observance of Lent. A tradition in Rio since the late 1700s, Carnival combines art, music, and culture in an action-packed week of dancing, feasting, parading, and many … Read more

Librarian Turns to Gale Courses for Upskilling

| By Gale Staff | It’s that time of the year where librarians have hit a lull in their daily routine. To keep your mind active and skills sharp, Children’s Librarian Stephanie Reister at Rowan Public Library in Salisbury, North Carolina is currently enrolled in Gale Courses to “to push forward” with her writing. Gale Courses, a … Read more

Thorndike Press Releasing Critically Acclaimed Lost Children Archive

| By Gale Staff | Lost Children Archive will be releasing in May, in our large print format, and is a must-have for all libraries. This most recent novel from Valeria Luiselli, is receiving rave reviews for its “politically relevant” and “poignant” storytelling. Narrated by an unnamed woman, this richly engaging story revolves around the … Read more

Explore Coding eBook Collections on GVRL

| By Andrea Henderson | Upon hearing that Amazon had opted to terminate plans to build a headquarters in New York City’s borough of Queens, I felt a sense of disappointment for members of the Queensbridge community. A few weeks ago, I listened with interest to an NPR story of how Amazon’s announcement had been … Read more

VOTE NOW: Digital Scholar Lab

| By Sydney Fairman | The Digital Humanities (DH) Awards have been recognizing talent and expertise in the Digital Humanities community since 2012, and this year, Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab has been nominated in the category for “Best DH Tool or Suite of Tools.” If you’re a Digital Scholar Lab enthusiast, we need your help … Read more

Women’s History Month: Women in STEM

| By Tracie Moy | March is Women’s History Month! And while it’s important to recognize the achievements made by all women, we are here to talk about women in STEM; these women are scientists, physicians, engineers, mathematicians, environmentalists, physicists… the list goes on! From a historical perspective, we typically think of the Jane Goodall’s and … Read more

Exploring LGBTQ Experiences in the Royal Navy and Marines

| By Sydney Fairman | Dr. Jo Stanley, academic contributor for Gale’s Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History, is a creative historian who is internationally acclaimed for her work exploring seafaring minorities. For her part, Stanley contributed an encyclopedic entry covering the historically different roots and current similarities between the … Read more

Celebrating Black History Month With New GVRL Release

| By Tara Atterberry | In the foreword of Gale’s Who’s Who Among African Americans: 34th Edition, available April 1st, Advisor Jessie Carney Smith, Dean of the Library, Camille Cosby Distinguished Chair in the Humanities, Fisk University, cites Historian John Hope Franklin’s work, Stalking George Washington Williams, drawing a parallel between Franklin’s literary work and … Read more