Landmark Legal Decisions Highlighted in American Law Yearbook

| By Mike Tyrkus | Since 1998, American Law Yearbook has served as a companion volume to extend the value of the Gale Encyclopedia of American Law by gathering the top legal stories from the previous year and then discussing them in concise, insightful entries written by legal experts. This year, the need for a … Read more

Resources for a Healthier New Year

| By Andrea Henderson | It’s the start of a new year and if you are like most Americans, you’ve set a New Year’s resolution. If that resolution is tied to your health, you are among over half of those Americans who set such a goal. As the days, weeks, and hopefully months wear on, … Read more

Healthy New Year!

| By Shirelle Phelps | With a new year, we often make resolutions regarding our health. After all, our health is very important to us. Health is a state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being. If our health fails, it can overshadow everything else going on in our life. Making a commitment to take … Read more

A Fresh Perspective on Alternative Medicine

| By Deirdre Hiam | Oils. Supplements. Cannabis. Everyone has come across some form of alternative medicine during their lives. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine, 5th edition identifies many types of alternative medicine being practiced today, including reflexology, acupressure, acupuncture, chelation therapy, kinesiology, yoga, chiropractic, Feldenkrais, polarity therapy, detoxification, naturopathy, Chinese medicine, biofeedback, Ayurveda, … Read more

Trends in Reference

| Originally published by Library Journal, written by Jason Steagall | “Many patrons want a database to be searchable like Google—they want to be able to enter a basic term and have excellent and immediate results.”– Rob Tench, head of resource fulfillment at Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA Publishers and librarians are acutely aware that … Read more

ARBA Calls the Encyclopedia of Management, 8th Edition a “Must-Have”

| By Gale Staff | Written by academic experts and business professionals, the Encyclopedia of Management, 8th Edition explores hundreds of topics in management theory and application. It consists of two volumes featuring more than 300 detailed essays covering concepts, issues, and terms dealing with the evolving field of management. Recently, American Reference Books Annual … Read more

Why Incorporate YA Literature into the Classroom?

| By Sarah Robertson | A genre of fiction geared toward preteen and teen readers, young adult (YA) literature explores the experiences and challenges of coming of age. Themes in YA literature include young love, identity, social conflicts, and family relationships, all explored through the unique lenses of young protagonists. Straddling the realm between fiction … Read more

2019 Film Reviews: Sequels & Superheroes

| By Mike Tyrkus | Sequels and superheroes once again reigned over the box office this past year. The undisputed king of the domestic box office was without a doubt Avengers: Endgame, which grossed an astounding $858 million domestically and an equally amazing $2.8 billion worldwide. This bested the records set by Black Panther—just one … Read more

ARBA Recommends The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets

| By Gale Staff | The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets presents detailed, yet easy-to-read information on 318 topics covering diet and nutrition. Entries include special and popular diets, dietary treatments, nutrition basics, and health-related concerns. Diet entries focus on the development and history of a diet; its basic principles; key figures that influenced its practice; … Read more

Health Literacy Is an Apple a Day

| By Jacqueline Longe, Sr Content Developer, Gale | When my college-aged son called to say he’d been diagnosed with mononucleosis for the second time in a year, I panicked. The doctor at the university clinic confirmed it with a blood test, gave my son steroids to take, and sent him home to rest. Was … Read more