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

Cloning Pets: Good, Bad, or Scary?

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 whether pets should be cloned … Read more

New eBook Title Is “like No Other”

Legal Issues Across the Globe is an academic series showcasing the diversity of legal approaches to issues making headlines worldwide. Equally weighted discussions for each nation yield a panoramic view of the issue and invite the reader to compare and contrast the various stances taken. Boasting contributions from an international cast of law-school faculty, the series … Read more

The Quest for a Good Book

| By Mary Ruby | A question every librarian has encountered begins with “can you recommend a good book . . . .?” Whether that sentence’s conclusion is “for a twelve-year-old who loves dragons” or “about women in science” or “for my book club,” it counts as a reader’s advisory query. The goal of reader’s … Read more

American Reference Books Annual Praises Three GVRL eBook Titles

How your users research is just as important as what they research. While other eBook platforms direct users to title-level results, Gale eBooks on GVRL is designed to cross-search all of your eBooks to pinpoint relevant material. The result? They spend less time looking for credible information, and more time diving into it. Earlier this month, American Reference … Read more

Pounce into Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month with Our Newest eBook

| By Jason Everett | April is Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month. Each year during this month, the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) asks its supporters to raise awareness about the many issues facing animals today. Animals throughout the world are victims of abuse, neglect, and abandonment. Although it … Read more

Deer Valley Unified School District Breaks Cost Barriers with Professional Development eBooks

Deer Valley Unified School District, the fifth largest district in Arizona—made up of 38 schools and 2,000 teachers, struggled to move into professional development communities due to a common roadblock: cost. Recently, they acquired GVRL, Gale’s eBook platform, offering professional development titles to all 2,000 teachers at one low price. Here are the astounding results: To learn … Read more

Front and Center: Our Newest Titles

| By Nicole Albrecht | When I heard about the new titles to be published by Gale in the upcoming months, I was geeked. Why? Because I heard that features such as video, printable worksheets, and instructional guides would be integrated into the final product. As a former teacher, I couldn’t wait to get up close … Read more

Gale Researches: A Wrinkle in Time

| By Debra Kirby | I am counting the days until the March release of A Wrinkle in Time, the movie based on Madeleine L’Engle’s award-winning novel. In anticipation of the movie, I decided to spend a little time revisiting the story by checking to see what Gale resources could provide. Like all forays into Gale … Read more

Latinos Need Reliable Health Information to Promote Good Health

| By Jacqueline Longe | Gale Enciclopedia de la Medicina: Edición Abreviada en Español brings health information to Spanish speakers Hispanics make up 17% of the United States’ population. Only a fourth of Hispanics in the United States have a regular primary care physician (PCP) and that’s primarily because Latinos are overall in better health. According to … Read more