The Making of an Effective Teacher

| By Gintas Bradunas | What makes a good teacher? Often, we’re tempted to think of effective teachers as being innately talented, destined to make a difference and inspire. Unfortunately, while this ideal might hold true in movies, few are born knowing how to teach well. Instead, good teachers are made. Through experience, we know that … Read more

Exploring LGBTQ Experiences in the Royal Navy and Marines

| By Sydney Fairman | Dr. Jo Stanley, academic contributor for Gale’s Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History, is a creative historian who is internationally acclaimed for her work exploring seafaring minorities. For her part, Stanley contributed an encyclopedic entry covering the historically different roots and current similarities between the … Read more

Celebrating Black History Month With New GVRL Release

| By Tara Atterberry | In the foreword of Gale’s Who’s Who Among African Americans: 34th Edition, available April 1st, Advisor Jessie Carney Smith, Dean of the Library, Camille Cosby Distinguished Chair in the Humanities, Fisk University, cites Historian John Hope Franklin’s work, Stalking George Washington Williams, drawing a parallel between Franklin’s literary work and … Read more

Theism and Atheism: Opposing Arguments in Philosophy

| By Laurie Malashanko | There used to be a show on the Food Network called Throwdown! With Bobby Flay. In it, award-winning cooks faced off, with their own culinary specialties, against the renowned celebrity chef. From steak fajitas to salmon chowder, from carrot cake to Boston cream pie, each week Bobby Flay would throw … 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

Help Empower Change with eBooks on GVRL

| By Tracie Moy | It may seem as though we have come a long way in understanding, accepting, and supporting the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) community. In fact, rarely a day goes by without a newsworthy headline. Yet, social discrimination continues to exist. Big and small cities across the globe have … Read more

Curated Collections for the 2019 Texas TEKS ELA-R for Grades K-8

| By Christine Schneider | Several months ago, just after I started in this position as a K-12 e Resources Specialist for Gale, I was exploring areas of the United States where Gale could provide customers solutions for their needs. Texas caught my eye. Back in 2017, the state adopted new TEKS ELA-R standards for … Read more

The Cobbler’s Children Have No Shoes

| By Traci Cothran | You know that old adage about “the cobbler’s children have no shoes”?  If I’m being honest, we sometimes have a bit of that here at Gale – or at least I do!  We’re hard at work every day to make our resources the best they can be for all the … Read more

A Landmark Synthesis of Global Queer History

| By Howard Chiang | The Global Encyclopedia of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) History is the product of two years of focused labor by hundreds of researchers and editors. The ambitious three-volume set, composed of nearly 450 commissioned articles and sidebars, reflects how the field of LGBTQ studies has engaged with social … 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