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

Two Gale Titles Named 2019 PROSE Award Finalists

| By Sydney Fairman | Recently, two Gale titles have been named finalists in the Association of American Publishers (AAP) 2019 PROSE Awards – Gale Primary Sources’ Political Extremism and Radicalism in the Twentieth Century: Far-Right and Left Political Groups in the US, Europe and Australia and GVRL’s St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture. The 165 … Read more

Looking Back at 100 Years of Gillette Advertisements

| By Kevin Kohls | Earlier this week, Gillette razors made waves with a new ad that addresses toxic masculinity through the frame of Gillette’s past advertisements. The ad has brought forth passionate responses from those who support it as well as those who rebuke the message. With memorable taglines like “The Best a Man … Read more

CHOICE Recommends Gale’s Eighteenth Century Collections Online

| By Sydney Fairman | CHOICE, a publishing unit at the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), reviewed Gale’s Eighteenth Century Collections Online in its January Edition of Internet Resources review series. Containing over 180,000 titles (200,000 volumes) and more than 32 million pages, Eighteenth Century Collections Online contains every significant English-language and foreign-language … Read more

Gale’s Women’s Studies Archive Named an Outstanding Academic Title of 2018

| By Sydney Fairman | CHOICE, a publishing unit at the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL), named the Women’s Studies Archive: Women’s Issues and Identities as one of their Outstanding Academic Titles of 2018. This year’s Outstanding Academic Title list includes 455 books and digital resources chosen by the CHOICE editorial staff from among … Read more

The Peculiar Death of King George V – As First Reported in the Times

| By Sydney Fairman | When King George V died on January 20, 1936, the world was led to believe that he had died entirely of natural causes. In actuality, his death had been hastened by his physician to ensure that the news was reported first in The Times rather than the afternoon newspapers. With … Read more

CCAdvisor Reviews Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society

| By Sydney Fairman | An extensive collection of amateur publications that were written, edited, and published primarily by young people, aged 12-20, during the second half of the 19th century, Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society features tens of thousands of issues, and includes editorials, original short fiction, essays, poetry, and more. Recently, … Read more

Booklist Raves Over Gale Primary Sources and GVRL Products

| By Sydney Fairman | Booklist has published rave reviews for two Gale titles released this year: Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society and St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture. Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society is an extensive collection of amateur publications that were written, edited, and published primarily by young … Read more

The Evolution of the Newspaper Industry

| By Kevin Kohls | While the newspaper industry is trying to adapt to a future where the physical newspaper is a thing of the past, Gale and The British Library are bringing the digital revolution to the 18th century. In an effort to preserve and expand access to the history of the newspaper industry, … Read more