A Look Inside Gale’s Passenger and Immigration Lists

| By Tara Atterberry | In 1732 at just 22 years old, Johann Friderich Shutz arrived in Pennsylvania alone – without any family or friends – after a long journey by sea from Neckarbischofsheim, Germany. Johann was my 6th great-grandfather, the first German ancestor on my dad’s paternal family line to immigrate to America, and … Read more

New Titles Added to the InfoTrac Collections in January 2019

| By Gale Staff | Academic OneFile Acta Medica International (Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.) Peer-reviewed Advances in Skeletal Muscle Function Assessment (Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.) Peer-reviewed Annals of Tropical Pathology (Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.) Peer-reviewed Archives of Cardiovascular Imaging (Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.) Peer-reviewed Archives of Trauma … Read more

A New Year with Endless Possibilities

| By Heather Van | As a new Gale employee, I have been spending a lot of time exploring and learning about our products. The school databases are full of seemingly endless information just waiting to be mined. The teacher in me sees the possibilities for new classroom lessons and organized research functionalities. The student … Read more

Once Upon an Author: J.D. Salinger’s 100th Birthday

| Catherine DiMercurio | January 1, 2019, marked what would have been J. D. Salinger’s 100th birthday. Salinger died in 2010, having secured his place in literary history and American culture in 1951 with the publication of his novel The Catcher in the Rye. The work was a bestseller, and its angsty teen protagonist, Holden Caufield, … Read more

Celebrate Banned Books: September 23-29

| By Traci Cothran | I just LOVE Banned Books Week.  Don’t get me wrong: I don’t like that we need a Banned Books Week, it’s just that I love thinking about all the books I’ve read that are on various banned lists, as so many of them are near and dear to me.  Then … Read more

Young, Pregnant Woman Earns Her High School Diploma at the Library

| By Gale Staff | Today, nearly 40 million adults lack their high school diploma. Career Online High School, part of the world’s first accredited private online school district, can help these students realize their education and career goals. Your library can play a key role in reengaging adults into the education system. Along with academic … Read more

General OneFile Receives Browse-by-Subject Feature

| By Gale Staff | We’re excited to share the news of an upcoming enhancement to General OneFile, scheduled to release at the end of May. This enhancement is focused on helping public library patrons and students more easily browse content of interest on the most popular, most-searched topics. The new browse-by-subject feature will help … Read more

Gale at Computers in Libraries 2018

| By Heather Hedden | Gale engaged with the library community at last month’s Computers in Libraries (CIL) conference in more ways than one: through the exhibits, attending educational sessions, presenting, and hosting a social event. Computers in Libraries (April 16-19 in Washington, DC) is probably the largest library conference and trade show that is … Read more

Promote Your Resources

Developing a strong LGBTQ collection is only the beginning. The library must seek out its audience and actively promote available resources, from print and digital resources to programming, education, and events. Bringing resources to those who need them is at the core of every library’s mission, but it is especially challenging with LGBTQ patrons, many … Read more

Libraries Are More Than Safe Spaces

Libraries Safe Space LGBTQ

A passion shared by librarians is the belief that libraries should be welcoming, free, and open to all while providing equitable service to their communities. Librarians recognize that these communities are typically made up of smaller, ancillary groups and librarians strive to develop services and collections tailored to meet the special needs of these groups. … Read more