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

Available Now! Gale’s Nineteenth Century Collections Online Brochure

| By Sydney Fairman | Gale’s Nineteenth Century Collections Online is the product of partnerships between Gale and almost one hundred libraries in effort to preserve and make content available digitally for academic research. The collection features broad content consisting of monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, photographs, statistics, and other kinds of documents in … Read more

American Reference Books Annual Praises Gale Resources

| By Sydney Fairman | Recently, American Reference Books Annual (ARBA) reviewed American Historical Periodicals from the Antiquarian Society, Series 6 and the Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, 3rd Edition. Fortunately, both titles received high praise from ARBA! American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society, Series 6 contains nearly 200 titles dated up to 1923, … Read more

Exploring the Forbidden Archives

| By Phil Virta | Mention the word “sex” while you’re chatting with anyone and you’re likely to get a variety of responses from rational to emotional to visceral depending on whom you are speaking to. “Did you just say ‘sex’?”  [Lewd laughter] “I’m so embarrassed right now that I’m blushing.” “Ewwww!”  “Are you some … Read more