Supporting Teen Health in Your Community

| By Tara Atterberry | Gale has recently compiled collections of eBooks targeted at aiding public libraries in providing content that helps patrons form opinions and answer questions regarding topics that are important within their communities. One of these is our handpicked teen health eBook collection, which provides timely and authoritative content on a myriad of … Read more

Thanksgiving Leftover Recipes: From Breakfast to Dinner & Everything In Between

| By Tara Blair | Thanksgiving—a holiday filled with food, family, giving thanks….and, well, more food. As one of the most anticipated meals of the year, Thanksgiving dinner is bound to leave the family with an abundance of leftovers. While the cold turkey sandwich is always a favorite go-to, Gale resources are here to show you … Read more

Booklist Raves Over Gale Primary Sources and GVRL Products

| By Gale Staff | 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

Content Curated to Support Current Issues

| By Andrea Henderson | In a New York Times opinion piece, sociologist Eric Klinenberg explored the critical place the public library plays in the social infrastructure of a society stating: “Libraries are the kinds of places where people with different backgrounds, passions, and interests can take part in a living democratic culture.”1 Gale is committed … Read more

Harry Potter and the…Philosopher’s Stone?

| By Gale Staff | That’s right. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone was first published under the title Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Maybe all you die hard Harry Potter fans knew that, but did you know: The “Philosopher’s Stone” is an object from legends, and dates back to 300 CE. According to … Read more

American Reference Books Annual Reviews Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies

| By Gale Staff | With over 32 chapters identifying areas of critical thought and practice in gender and sexuality studies, Gender: Sources, Perspectives, and Methodologies serves as a primer for the study of gender, including women’s, queer, and men’s studies. By employing other disciplines such as literature, film, art, history and more, this volume … 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

Professional Learning Made Easier: Aligning Professional Development eBook Collections on GVRL with The Danielson Framework for Teaching

| By Nicole Albrecht | When a teacher hears the words “professional development” many questions race through their mind: “Will this take me away from my students? Does it relate to what I teach? Do I have a choice? Will it actually make me a better teacher?” The questions are endless and often the answers … Read more

Transform Your Classroom with Professional Development Collections

| By Sydney Fairman | For many, professional development can be a passive process. Teachers read a book over the summer and then attend a handful of general professional development days throughout the school year—with little understanding of how it all connects. Gale’s Professional Development collections on GVRL display the content teachers want and need … 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