Work Smarter with Gale In Context: For Educators

| By Gale Staff | Gale In Context: For Educators is a one-stop resource that helps all educators work smarter to accomplish their day-to-day goals and better support student success. Using Gale In Context student databases, For Educators gives librarians, teachers, and specialists the tools to curate their curriculum with standards-aligned content, related lesson plans, … Read more

COVID-19: Understanding the Vaccine Approval Process

| By K. Lee Lerner | In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, governments, pharmaceutical companies, and teams of scientists have invested heavily in the research and testing of potential vaccines.1 From foundational molecular analysis of the novel and highly infectious SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus (COVID-19) to advanced clinical trials of vaccines to ensure that they are both … Read more

Celebrate International Talk Like a Pirate Day This Saturday!

| By Jennifer Stock | On occasion there may be someone you have to executeBut when you’re a professional pirateYou don’t have to wear a suit— “A Professional Pirate,” Muppets Treasure Island (1996) Saturday, September 19 is International Talk Like a Pirate Day. This unofficial holiday was the brainchild of John Baur and Mark Summers, … Read more

Start the School Year Off Right

| By Tracey Matthews and Julie Mellors | Are you heading back to school and in need of resources? Whether you’re going back to the classroom or going virtual, Gale In Context: Middle School has you covered. For starters, we added a new Social and Emotional Learning topic portal that lays out critical skills and … Read more

Sister Rosetta Tharpe, the Godmother of Rock & Roll

| By Traci Cothran | When pop sensation Lizzo appeared on Saturday Night Live in December, her guitarist, Celisse Henderson (pictured at left, below), paid tribute to the late Sister Rosetta Tharpe (at right) via her guitar, outfit, and shredding. But who was Sister Rosetta and what should we know about her? Her career as … Read more

Gale In Context: For Educators—Thank You for a Great Launch!

| By Lemma Shomali | You know when you find the perfect gift for someone? That feeling when they tear open the wrapping carefully, anticipation building . . . then the moment of recognition that flits across their face, followed by the gush of giddiness and gratitude? You’re standing there, your heart constricting, hoping that … Read more

Gale In Context: For Educators Wins 2019 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence

| By Gale Staff | We are pleased to announce that Gale In Context: For Educators has been named a winner of the 2019 Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence for “best use of a product in a classroom.” Tech & Learning judges evaluated a variety of nominated products and selected those products that are improving … Read more

The Latest Biographies, Now Available Online

| By Tracey Matthews | Are you wondering where your favorite print biographical titles are? Popular core titles like Contemporary Black Biography, Encyclopedia of World Biography, and Newsmakers are still around in an online format. You can find this content under the titles Contemporary Black Biography Online, Encyclopedia of World Biography Online, and Newsmakers Online. … Read more

The Infamous Case of Recy Taylor

| By Traci Cothran | In this day of the deliberate proliferation of fake news, the facts are more important than ever. But it’s a dire time, as newspapers and journalists struggle to survive to bring us all the facts and uncover truths. I was reminded recently that it’s not only what is written that … Read more