The Link between Empathy and Adversity

| By Andrea Drouillard | “You will never truly know yourself, or the strength of your relationships, until both have been tested by adversity.”  This quote by J. K. Rowling rings true for me.  I firmly believe that true empathy cannot exist without experiencing hardship.  Facing adversity head on is a way of life for … Read more

SLC/ARBA 2019 Best of Reference Award Winner

| By Gale Staff | School Library Connection (SLC) and American Reference Books Annual (ARBA) have announced the winners of the 2019 SLC/ARBA Best of Reference Award, which recognizes the best reference resources of the previous year, including books, databases, and eBooks that encourage K–12 student research and learning. And the winner of Best Resource … Read more

To Boldly Go Where No One Has Gone Before*

| By Traci Cothran | The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI currently has an exhibit on Star Trek; since I watched this show all the time growing up, I checked it out and brought a few tribbles with me, too.  It was a good exhibit – featuring original costumes and props (phasers! scanners!) along … Read more

Experience the Wonderful World of Film Criticism with Magill’s Cinema Annual 2019

| By Mike Tyrkus | Decidedly adding to the conversation on what Magill’s Cinema Annual editor Brian Tallerico calls “one of our greatest art forms,” the latest addition to the series, Magill’s Cinema Annual 2019, continues the fine film reference tradition that has defined the VideoHound® series of entertainment industry products published by Gale by … Read more

College Student Anxiety Is on the Rise.
Grow Resources to Confront It.

| By Gale Staff | Did you know that almost two-thirds of college students report feeling overwhelming anxiety at least once during the academic year?* For those that struggle with stress, anxiety, and other mental health issues, they often don’t know where to turn. Or worse yet, they’re afraid to tell anyone that something is … 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

Appreciate Teachers by Supporting Their Mental Health with PD Titles on GVRL

| By Nicole Albrecht | I recently read an article by Anca Stefan, titled I Want Teaching to Matter. In her article, Anca stated that for teacher appreciation week she did not want candy, gift cards, or apples—she wanted, “…a career that feels solid. I want a daily schedule that feels sustainable—that allows me to … Read more

Erasing the Stigma of Mental Health

| By Brigham Narins, Sr Content Developer, Gale | May is Mental Health Month!  Mental health is like health generally: everybody needs it, wants it, and deserves it. And while there are great disparities in access to general health care worldwide and in the United States, the situation with mental health care is even more … Read more

The “Best Of” For Students Books: What’s New!

| By Michelle Lee, Sr Content Developer | Our new For Students “Best Of” volumes feature brand-new entries on works that have been previously covered in the series.  The entries—completely rewritten and refreshed—contain all new criticism and images and include new For Student features, such as a modernized page design.   The “Best Of” volumes … Read more