Health Content to the Rescue!

| By Shirelle Phelps | Need a remedy for that nagging cough? Want answers about your grandmother’s Alzheimer’s disease?  Going in for a special test and need a list of questions to ask your doctor? You can find answers to these and countless other health-related questions in the award-winning “Gale Encyclopedia of” health product family. … Read more

Partner with School Educators “Like A Boss”

| By Gale Staff | Hear how Future Ready Librarians from Jefferson County Public Schools successfully partnered with educators—and Gale—in the “Partner With School Educators ‘Like a Boss’” Booklist webinar on Wednesday, April 10 at 2 p.m. ET. “Don’t ask what you can do for me. Once you know our goals as a school, come to … Read more

ccAdvisor Reviews Testing and Education Reference Center

| By Gale Staff | ccAdvisor just published its review on Gale’s Testing and Education Reference Center (TERC). A valuable online tool, Testing and Education Reference Center is used by library patrons of all ages for standardized test preparation, researching undergraduate and graduate programs, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers. Read below to see why this … Read more

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

Save the Date! Open Web Session at ER&L

| By Sydney Fairman | Raise your hand if you use Wikipedia! Everyone from librarians and professors to students and patrons use this free enclyclopedia—we might as well embrace the inevitable and contribute to its betterment, or at least familiarize ourselves with how others in the information ecosystem are participating. Learn how publishers, libraries, and … 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

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

Kids InfoBits Named a Tech & Learning ‘Awards of Excellence’ Finalist

| By Sydney Fairman | Recently, Tech & Learning Magazine selected 10 finalists in each of three categories for its annual Awards of Excellence: best use of education technology in the classroom, school, and district. Gale’s Kids InfoBits, an age-appropriate, easy-to-use digital resource that covers a broad range of educational topics, was named a finalist … Read more

New Content Added to Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History

Newly added to Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History: 236 primary sources (text and images) with curriculum correlations for easy integration into the classroom workflow. Content has been added across the eras, but especially boosts coverage in the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Among the 113 new text documents are: Coverage of the Donald … Read more

Why, How, and When to Use National Geographic Ladders

| By Stephanie Harvey, Program Consultant | Teachers have quite a few hurdles to jump, obstacles to dodge, and ladders to scale these days. It seems as if there is an ever-increasing influx of new initiatives, programs, and standards every year. While all this activity can be exciting, it can also be overwhelming. At times … Read more