Highlighting Contributions of Jewish Americans

| By Carol Brennan | May is Jewish American Heritage Month, and this blog post highlighting the contributions of Jewish Americans could theoretically consume several hours of your reading time today. However, we have narrowed it down to a concise, but by no means comprehensive, the highlight of four centuries of Jewish American achievement — … Read more

April Celebrates National Arab American Heritage Month

| By Carol Brennan | April is National Arab American Heritage Month, an opportunity to honor the contributions of a diverse and especially resilient class of American immigrants and their descendants. Each month, Gale In Context: Biography is refreshed with new names from the fields of entertainment, science, politics, sports, the arts, and social activism. … Read more

Native Americans to Know

| By Carol Brennan | This November, Native American Heritage Month offers a chance to highlight some of the fascinating figures whose essays are found in Gale In Context: Biography. In the cultural sphere, this season is the new film Killers of the Flower Moon, director Martin Scorsese’s adaptation of a nonfiction account of an … Read more

Gale, a Great Source for Innovators

| By Carol Brennan | Gale In Context: Biography is a phenomenal resource for conducting research on scientific trailblazers, mechanical geniuses, and a not-insignificant number of tenacious women. There’s a deep trove of information on all the familiar names, like Nikola Tesla (1856–1943), John Deere (1804–1886), and Marie Curie (1867–1934). This month, we’d like to … Read more

Celebrating with Pride: Achievements of LGBTQ+ Americans

| By Carol Brennan | June: The jubilant month of weddings, graduations, solstice celebrations, and of course LGBTQ+ Pride Month—when Americans in all 50 states stand in support of LGBTQ+ rights and honor the trailblazers who fought for equality, recognition, and respect. As the world’s largest publisher of reference materials, it’s literally our job here … Read more