An Inside Look at ChiltonLibrary and Car Care Programming Ideas

| By Holly Hibner | Here in Michigan, we take our automobiles pretty seriously; it is very common for laypeople to perform routine maintenance and basic repairs on their own vehicles. My husband wouldn’t dream of paying for an oil change or a tire rotation! But when both got new vehicles in 2016, general maintenance wasn’t as easy … Read more

VOTE NOW: Digital Scholar Lab

| By Sydney Fairman | The Digital Humanities (DH) Awards have been recognizing talent and expertise in the Digital Humanities community since 2012, and this year, Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab has been nominated in the category for “Best DH Tool or Suite of Tools.” If you’re a Digital Scholar Lab enthusiast, we need your help … Read more

Women’s History Month: Women in STEM

| By Tracie Moy | March is Women’s History Month! And while it’s important to recognize the achievements made by all women, we are here to talk about women in STEM; these women are scientists, physicians, engineers, mathematicians, environmentalists, physicists… the list goes on! From a historical perspective, we typically think of the Jane Goodall’s and … Read more

February Is American Heart Month

| By Brigham Narins | February was designated American Heart Month by the American Heart Association, and the first official observance was established by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1963. The purpose of the month-long observance is to raise awareness of heart diseases—the number one killers of Americans, according to the Center for Disease Control … Read more

Save the Date! Booklist Webinar on Increasing Youth Literacy

| By Sydney Fairman | Join your peers during Booklist’s webinar, “Large Print, Big Advantages: Strategies for Increasing Youth Literacy” on February 12, 2019 at 2 p.m. ET. Hear how schools and public libraries are using large print to improve comprehension and develop essential lifelong learning skills. Plus, discover the exciting new releases coming in … Read more

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.—50 Years After His Assassination

| By Deb Kirby | If, like me, the 1960s was your coming-of-age decade, you were witness to and shaped by many history-making events. Some were positive and inspiring, like the moon landing and the enactment of civil rights laws, while others were tragically sad, including the assassinations of President John Kennedy, his brother Bobby … Read more

A Christmas Carol: Keynesian, Freudian, and Spiritualist Perspectives on a Holiday Classic

| By Gale Staff |

Most think of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol (1843) as the heartwarming story of how a coldhearted miser turns from his ruthless and greedy ways to a life of charity and joy, embracing love and egalitarianism as a reflection of the Christmas spirit. Some scholars, however, would argue that such a reading gets it wrong. The novella, which receives thorough treatment in the digital collections of Gale Literary Sources, has been the subject of unexpected interpretations by critics who seek to illuminate its author, contextualize its composition, and explicate its allegorical content.

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Free Access to Gale Digital Resources Now Available to All Ohio Residents

| By Sydney Fairman | The purpose of Libraries Connect Ohio (LCO) is to ensure that all Ohioans have access to a core collection of information resources and library services that will help them compete in the global knowledge economy. Alongside its related partners, – OhioLink, OPLIN and INFOhio – LCO has partnered with Gale to … Read more

Inside Gale’s “Western Books on Southeast Asia” Collection

| By Sydney Fairman | The Gale Archives Unbound collection titled “Western Books on Southeast Asia” brings together nearly three hundred years of writings by travelers from Europe to Southeast Asia.  These publications range from official reports of government sponsored expeditions to personal journals of people travelling through the region on business or pleasure. Dating … Read more

At St. Louis County Library, Graduates Receive Second Chance through Career Online High School

| By Sydney Fairman | At the age of 15, Sharita Davis-Campbell, dropped out of high school to due to a pregnancy. At the end of Erin Fendler’s sophomore year of high school, she dropped out as well, thinking she didn’t need to finish. This past October, both have earned their high school diplomas at … Read more