The Peculiar Death of King George V – As First Reported in the Times

| By Sydney Fairman | When King George V died on January 20, 1936, the world was led to believe that he had died entirely of natural causes. In actuality, his death had been hastened by his physician to ensure that the news was reported first in The Times rather than the afternoon newspapers. With … Read more

CCAdvisor Reviews Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society

| By Sydney Fairman | An extensive collection of amateur publications that were written, edited, and published primarily by young people, aged 12-20, during the second half of the 19th century, Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society features tens of thousands of issues, and includes editorials, original short fiction, essays, poetry, and more. Recently, … Read more

St. Louis County Library Graduates First Career Online High School Class

| By Sydney Fairman | On Saturday, Oct. 27, 10 adults from the St. Louis area walked across a stage at the St. Louis County Library to receive their diploma from Career Online High School. Career Online High School is a self-paced, accredited online high school diploma for adults age 19 and over, in which scholarships … Read more

Outstanding Reviews for Digital Scholar Lab

| By Sydney Fairman | Gale’s newly launched Digital Scholar Lab has received two outstanding reviews from American Reference Books Annual and Booklist. Digital Scholar Lab, a cloud-based research environment, allows both students and researchers to apply natural language processing tools to raw text data (OCR) from Gale Primary Sources in a single research platform. Read below … Read more

Booklist Raves Over Gale Primary Sources and GVRL Products

| By Sydney Fairman | Booklist has published rave reviews for two Gale titles released this year: Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society and St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture. Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society is an extensive collection of amateur publications that were written, edited, and published primarily by young … Read more

American Reference Books Annual Reviews Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies

| By Sydney Fairman | With over 32 chapters identifying areas of critical thought and practice in gender and sexuality studies, Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies serves as a primer for the study of gender, including women’s, queer, and men’s studies. By employing other disciplines such as literature, film, art, history and more, this volume … Read more

Empower Students with Research In Context

| By Sydney Fairman | Designed specifically for middle school students, Research In Context supports the development of information and digital literacy skills. Young researchers will be inspired by how quickly they can navigate and find the answers they need. Categories cover the most studied topics ranging from cultures and government to history and literature, … Read more

Library Journal Reviews Gale’s Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society

| By Sydney Fairman | Containing over 3,000 titles from the original 48 states and issues from 15 foreign countries, Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society is the largest and most extensive digital collection in the United States. Featuring tens of thousands of issues, with publications that range from two to as many as 50 … Read more

Two Impressive Reviews for Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century

| By Sydney Fairman | One of the first digital archives on far-right and left political groups, Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century explores the development, actions, and ideologies behind extremism and radicalism in the twentieth century. Containing over 600,000 pages of content such as campaign materials, propaganda, government records, and various ephemera, … Read more

“The Hate U Give” Featured in Novels for Students, Volume 59

| By Traci Cothran | There are a bazillion novels published each year, and every once in a while, one of them is truly magical.  That’s the case with The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas.  This debut novel is extraordinary in so many ways – amazing writing, relatable characters – most especially because it … Read more