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

Understanding Suicide Awareness & Prevention Through Gale Resources

| By Tracie Moy | Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and suicide rates have increased by more than 25% in the last two decades1. Acknowledging for every suicide there are 25 attempts that aren’t fatal, you realize the extent of our current mental health crisis. Suicide awareness and … 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

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

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

School Library Journal Reviews: Protests, Riots, and Rebellions

| By Gale Staff | U•X•L Protests, Riots, and Rebellions: Civil Unrest in the Modern World provides students with information about a range of issues that have inspired protest around the world, and the types of protests that serious activists and ordinary people alike have used to effect change. The 3-volume set details both historic and … 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