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

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