Spotting a Tree Octopus

The Critical Role of Pedagogy in Educational Technology & Product Development for Tomorrow’s Scholars | By Lindsey Gervais, Digital Pedagogy Specialist, Gale | Have you ever heard of the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus? Created back in the same day we were waiting for the yellow AOL figure to dial up the internet while someone got … Read more

Fred Hampton’s Murder, the Black Panthers, and Primary Sources

| By Traci Cothran | Fifty years ago, on December 4, 1969, 14 Chicago police officers stormed an apartment occupied by the Black Panthers, claiming they were acting on a tip that it was an arms depot. They shot and killed sleeping Black Panther Chairman Fred Hampton, 21 years old, and Panther Mark Clark, 22 … Read more

How Gale Builds Databases

| Originally published by Library Journal, written by Jennifer A. Dixon | Online databases have transformed the ways researchers use materials, in particular primary sources. Publishers’ approaches to gathering and organizing online collections are diverse, but all require forming relationships with libraries and archives and considering how researchers use their platforms.  Recently, Library Journal spoke … Read more

Two Cheers for Gale’s Public Health Archives

| By Gale Staff | Gale’s new Public Health Archives has launched its first collection, Public Health in Modern America, 1890‒1970, a chronicle of the historical evolution of America’s public health systems during the 20th century. While numerous digitized medical history collections exist, they lack narrative focus and interdisciplinary interest, until now. Unlike other sources … 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

ccAdvisor Praises Religions of America

| By Gale Staff | Religions of America presents scholars and researchers with more than 660,000 pages of content that follows the development of religions and religious movements born in the United States from 1820 to 1990. Derived from numerous collections, most notably the American Religions Collection at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Religions of … Read more

ARBA Praises Four Gale Resources

| By Gale Staff | Launched in response to popular demand from library professionals, American Reference Books Annual (ARBA) has been a comprehensive, authoritative database providing quality reviews of print and electronic reference works for over 30 years. Recently, ARBA published glowing reviews of four Gale resources: Public Health Archives: Public Health in Modern America, … Read more

Library Journal Reviews the Archives of Sexuality & Gender

|By Gale Staff | The third collection in the award-winning series Archives of Sexuality & Gender broadens the scope from a specific focus on LGBTQ history and culture in Part I and Part II to the study of sex and sexuality. Part III makes available approximately one million pages of content that have been locked away for many years, available only via restricted … Read more

Gale Primary Sources and Gale Literature Product Enhancements Launching in December 2019

Face with multi-color paint splatters and 'Hello Gale!' text

| By Jennifer Rand & Kristin Fust | Let the countdown begin! We’re thrilled to announce that Gale will release the second phase of experience and design enhancements in December 2019. Close to 50 Gale Primary Sources and Gale Literature products will receive enhancements with this release. Visit support.gale.com/product-enhancements to view a complete list of … Read more

Library Journal Calls Religions of America a “Real Treasure”

| By Gale Staff | Religions of America presents scholars and researchers with more than 660,000 pages of content that follows the development of religions and religious movements born in the United States from 1820 to 1990. Derived from numerous collections, most notably the American Religions Collection at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Religions of America traces … Read more