Gale Goes to D.C.: Confederate Conspiracies and Karaoke?

| By Kevin Kohls | Recently, the Gale team packed up and hit the road for Washington, D.C., for the annual meeting of the American Library Association (ALA). Bringing together librarians from all over the country and the world, the conference is always an invigorating experience where ideas are freely shared and collaboration is fostered. … Read more

Taking a History: America’s Public Health Story

| By Bennett Graff | On March 23, 2010, after 18 months of contentious debate and politicking, the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as the ACA or Obamacare, was signed into law.  So controversial was the act that after the 2010 midterm elections, from 2011 to 2017, there were 70 attempts by Congress to … Read more

ARBA, Booklist, & Library Journal Praise Three Gale Resources

| By Gale Staff | American Reference Books Annual (ARBA), Booklist, and Library Journal are the most comprehensive, authoritative databases for quality reviews of print and electronic reference works. Launched in response to popular demand from library professionals, ARBA has been a trusted resource for more than 30 years and Library Journal was created 140 … Read more

Jack the Ripper: Letters, Theories & Suspects

| By Tara Blair | Dear Boss, I keep on hearing the police have caught me but they wont fix me just yet. I have laughed when they look so clever and talk about being on the right track. Yours truly, Jack the Ripper In autumn 1888, five women were murdered in the east London … Read more

The Many Religions of America: A New Scholarly Experience in Researching America’s Religious Life

| By Bennett Graff | In 2017, I became an acquisitions editor for Gale, joining a talented team of editors responsible for the Gale Primary Sources collection of digital archives. For me this was a welcome return as I recalled fondly my earlier tenure over a decade ago as Gale’s lead microfilm editor. During that period, … Read more

A New Look for Gale Primary Sources

| By Megan Sullivan and Doran Steele, Product Managers, Gale Primary Sources| New Design Gale’s Primary Sources team is working on updating and refreshing the interfaces for our line of historical resources.  You may have noticed that our new Religions of America resource (releasing in March 2019) features broader screens that take better advantage of … Read more

Gale Resources Featured in Library Journal’s “Best Of 2018” Lists

| By Gale Staff | For the third consecutive year, Library Journal has named Gale databases as some of the best databases of 2018. Read below for what Library Journal said about Gale’s Political Extremism & Radicalism in the Twentieth Century: Far-Right and Left Political Groups in the U.S., Europe, and Australia and U.S. Declassified Documents … Read more

Library Journal Raves About American Historical Periodicals

| By Sydney Fairman | As part of a historic partnership between Gale and the American Antiquarian Society, American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society offers a highly comprehensive documentary history of the American experience spanning four centuries with multiple perspectives on the thought, culture, and society of North America. Read why Library Journal … Read more

From Advice Columns to Comics: 300 Years of Valentine’s Day Celebrations

| By Kevin Kohls | Besides being a great excuse to eat candy, Valentine’s Day is a fascinating holiday to look back at primary source documents. From advertisements, love columns, children’s books and even notes primary sources offer a multitude of perspectives from which to analyze the history of Valentine’s day. Organized chronologically the documents … Read more