Breaking Major League Baseball’s Color Barrier

The 75th Anniversary of Jackie Robinson | By Shirelle Phelps| On April 15, 1947, Jackie Robinson broke baseball’s long-standing color barrier when he debuted for the Brooklyn Dodgers. Since 2004, Major League Baseball (MLB) has celebrated this historic date annually. One way the MLB honors Robinson is by having all Major League players and on-field … Read more

Women’s History Month 2022: Wore Pants

| By Carol  Brennan | Welcome to another week in which we highlight a few of the thousands of intriguing biographical essays to be found in Gale In Context: Biography, an immensely rich and comprehensive resource for learners of (nearly) all ages. This week’s category of women who broke a few rules/talked back/failed to conform/cleared … Read more

Accessibility Features to Support All Students

| By Amy Wise, MLIS, Head Librarian, Grove City High School (OH) | As head librarian at Grove City High School in Ohio, my biggest priority is connecting students to high-quality, curriculum-aligned resources—like those offered through Gale In Context and in collections on Gale eBooks.   To better support the varying needs of students, including … Read more

Expanding Accessibility with New Text Display Features

| By Gale Staff | At Gale, we’re committed to supporting all learners, and that’s one reason we’re improving readability within our products by updating text display features within dozens of our digital resources. Readers who don’t see well—or who have reading disabilities—may benefit when they have a variety of ways to alter their view … Read more

Updated DISCovering Authors Content Added to Gale In Context: High School

| By Jason Everett | The K12 Gale In Context team has added enhancements to customer-favorite resources in Gale In Context: High School. We’ve updated 73 biographies and plot summaries from some of the most popular and highly searched literature content in Gale’s DISCovering Authors—including new Critical Thinking Questions and sidebars. Headings and subheadings have … Read more

Gale In Context Suite: Supporting Diversity through New Content

Meeting the needs of diverse learners has always been a priority for Gale. We strive to improve the teaching and learning of social justice issues, offer diverse perspectives and backgrounds, and be a leader with our commitment to transparency. We continue to introduce measures to eliminate implicit racial bias in our Gale-curated content and reaffirm … Read more

Ahead of the Curve in Alberta

Providing Digital Resources for K-12 Students and Educators | By Andrea Drouillard, Director, K-12 and Public Libraries, and Martin Petz, Subscription Renewal Specialist | Education has changed forever e-learning resources for hybrid and remote learning are critical now and will continue to be in the future. The Alberta Library (TAL) was ahead of the curve … Read more

The Advanced Search Redesign: Supporting the Research Process

| By the Gale Product Team | On December 18, Gale released substantive enhancements to its Advanced Search feature, focused on providing users with built-in learning tools to facilitate improved searching within Gale products. Before this change, we spoke with dozens of faculty and librarians, who reported: Teaching users how to effectively search databases is … Read more

Gale, Learning for Everyone

| By Lindsey Gervais, Digital Learning Manager | Gale, here for everyone. It’s not just a slogan, it’s the way we’re inspired to ideate, create, develop, and share our products. As the world becomes increasingly digital in the way we teach and learn, it has become essential that we provide research, teaching, and learning resources … Read more