Writing on the Día de Muertos

| By Gale Staff | Día de Muertos, Day of the Dead, is observed in Mexico on 2 November, the final day of a celebration that begins on Halloween. Though practices differ from city to city, the holiday is generally an opportunity to honor deceased loved ones, for whom families prepare ofrendas, or altars, which … Read more

Gale Resources for National Native American Heritage Month

| By Gale Staff | November is National Native American Heritage Month, which was originally authorized and requested by President George H.W. Bush in 1990 and has since been issued as an annual proclamation by all subsequent presidents. These proclamations urge Americans to celebrate and recognize the many contributions, accomplishments, and sacrifices of Native Americans … Read more

Empower Students with Research In Context

| By Sydney Fairman | Designed specifically for middle school students, Research In Context supports the development of information and digital literacy skills. Young researchers will be inspired by how quickly they can navigate and find the answers they need. Categories cover the most studied topics ranging from cultures and government to history and literature, … Read more

Library Journal Reviews Gale’s Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society

| By Gale Staff | Containing over 3,000 titles from the original 48 states and issues from 15 foreign countries, Amateur Newspapers from the American Antiquarian Society is the largest and most extensive digital collection in the United States. Featuring tens of thousands of issues, with publications that range from two to as many as 50 … Read more

Write It Down

| By Charlie Close | I want to talk about the virtues of technical recordkeeping. Seriously. In my work at Gale as a data scientist, I turn our various data sets into metrics, and use the metrics to infer how to make better products and more sales. These inferences are usually expressed in the form … Read more

Respect, Educate, and Protect: GVRL and Digital Citizenship

| By Nicole Albrecht | When I was growing up, technology wasn’t something my friends and I depended upon much. Though it was exciting—from pagers to AOL instant chat sessions—my friends and I were able to connect more than ever, but it wasn’t a constant in our school. By the time I was in college, … Read more

Understanding Suicide Awareness & Prevention Through Gale Resources

| By Tracie Moy | Suicide is the 10th leading cause of death in the United States and suicide rates have increased by more than 25% in the last two decades1. Acknowledging for every suicide there are 25 attempts that aren’t fatal, you realize the extent of our current mental health crisis. Suicide awareness and … Read more

Life Imitates Art: A Day at the Museum

| By Nicole Albrecht | A K12 Field Trip to the Detroit Institute of Art For Gale’s inside K12 educational consultant team, life inside a cubicle is standard. Each day revolves around making phone calls to customers and communicating through email. It has its perks from finding free food left over from another office party … Read more

Gale Employees Donate Necessities to Freedom House Detroit

| By Tara Blair, Digital Marketing Coordinator, Gale | In 1983, horrified by reports of political torture and murder in El Salvador, a group of Detroiters came together to help refugees who fled that country and were arriving in the city in droves due to its proximity to Canada—just like that, Freedom House was born. … Read more

General OneFile Receives Browse-by-Subject Feature

| By Gale Staff | We’re excited to share the news of an upcoming enhancement to General OneFile, scheduled to release at the end of May. This enhancement is focused on helping public library patrons and students more easily browse content of interest on the most popular, most-searched topics. The new browse-by-subject feature will help … Read more