First Release of the Gale Literature Resource Center Enhancements

| By Jessica Bomarito, Senior Product Manager | I’m delighted to share that after thorough research, testing, and development, Gale Literature Resource Center has been enhanced to provide students with new search paths that quickly pinpoint relevant content and provide a way for librarians and faculty to create links directly to studied works, literary topics, … Read more

Greater Accessibility for Gale Literature Databases

| By Gale Staff | We are pleased to announce that additional accessibility features are now available within Gale Literature: Dictionary of Literary Biography, Gale Literature: Something About the Author, and Gale Literature Criticism. In February, plain text optical character recognition (OCR) at the page level was introduced to Dictionary of Literary Biography and Something … Read more

Celebrating Black Science Fiction Writers

|By Jennifer Stock| Science Fiction Day is January 2, 2023. This day marks the birth of famed science fiction writer Isaac Asimov and honors the history of the genre and its creators. Sci-fi is a rich genre dealing with science and technology and the effects of these advancements on human existence. Science fiction authors explore … Read more

Gale Literature Cross Search: Customer Enhancements 

| By Bria Cole, Associate Product Manager | We’re excited to announce enhancements to Gale Literature cross search, including new topic pages for every institution regardless of Gale Literature holdings. The new topic pages will be available starting Friday, December 16, 2022, and cover a range of diverse literary topics, authors, and works. Topic pages serve … Read more

New Literature Criticism Series Pages Allow Targeted Searching

| By Gale Staff | Recently a librarian from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte requested a way to directly access series within Gale Literature Criticism series. She wanted to point instructors to specific series that aligned with their courses. We were grateful she reached out because we thought this was a great idea! Each … Read more

Teaching Living Poets for a More Inclusive Student Experience

| By Jennifer Stock | In January 2021, Amanda Gorman took the stage at President Joe Biden’s inauguration to recite her poem “The Hill We Climb,” voicing hope for “a country and a time where a skinny black girl descended from slaves and raised by a single mother can dream of becoming president, only to … Read more

Commemorate International Holocaust Remembrance Day with Gale Literature

| By Jennifer Stock | January 27 is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. The day was declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2005 on the 60th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp by Soviet troops in 1945. Between 1941 and 1945, more than six million European Jews and other groups—including gay people, … Read more

White Privilege and Literature in Gale Literature Criticism

| By Rebecca Parks | One of my favorite pastimes is walking in a pretty neighborhood with my 73-year-old mother. We share a mutual love of domestic architecture and landscaping that borders on obsession. When we see a flower bed that wows us or a roofline that thrills, we’ll rather unabashedly stare from the sidewalk, … Read more

Introducing the New Gale Literature Criticism

| By Jessica Bomarito, Product Manager, Gale | When I graduated with an English degree, I was hoping to find a job I could be passionate about. I asked my favorite professor and college mentor if she had ideas and she suggested Gale, a publisher of reference material for libraries. In a stroke of good … Read more