ccAdvisor Praises Religions of America

| By Gale Staff | Religions of America presents scholars and researchers with more than 660,000 pages of content that follows the development of religions and religious movements born in the United States from 1820 to 1990. Derived from numerous collections, most notably the American Religions Collection at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Religions of … Read more

Reaching New and Unique Conclusions through Digital Humanities Research

| By Ruth Trego, Ph.D. candidate, University of Miami | For my dissertation project, I’m trying to answer the question “During the 19th century, how did the United States reconcile its Western conception of what tropical spaces and tropical people are like with its adoption of tropical spaces within its own boundaries?” Conventional Western wisdom … Read more

ARBA Praises Four Gale Resources

| By Gale Staff | Launched in response to popular demand from library professionals, American Reference Books Annual (ARBA) has been a comprehensive, authoritative database providing quality reviews of print and electronic reference works for over 30 years. Recently, ARBA published glowing reviews of four Gale resources: Public Health Archives: Public Health in Modern America, … Read more

Library Journal Reviews the Archives of Sexuality & Gender

|By Gale Staff | The third collection in the award-winning series Archives of Sexuality & Gender broadens the scope from a specific focus on LGBTQ history and culture in Part I and Part II to the study of sex and sexuality. Part III makes available approximately one million pages of content that have been locked away for many years, available only via restricted … Read more

Library Journal Calls Religions of America a “Real Treasure”

| By Gale Staff | Religions of America presents scholars and researchers with more than 660,000 pages of content that follows the development of religions and religious movements born in the United States from 1820 to 1990. Derived from numerous collections, most notably the American Religions Collection at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Religions of America traces … Read more

Get Your Primary Sources!

| By Gale Staff | The New York Academy of Medicine Library is home to one of the most significant historical libraries in medicine and public health in the world, safeguarding the heritage of medicine to inform the future of health. Their goal: to provide patrons with access to “closed” materials in ways they too … Read more

Taking a History: America’s Public Health Story

| By Bennett Graff | On March 23, 2010, after 18 months of contentious debate and politicking, the Affordable Care Act, commonly referred to as the ACA or Obamacare, was signed into law.  So controversial was the act that after the 2010 midterm elections, from 2011 to 2017, there were 70 attempts by Congress to … Read more

Martin Luther King Jr. Declassified: 9 Primary Source Documents

| By Gale Staff |

Documents in U.S. Declassified Documents Online cover a broad range of topics from Presidential memoranda to confidential National Security Council documents. These nine documents reveal government intelligence related to Martin Luther King Jr’s activity during the civil rights movement of the 1950s and 60s.

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The Many Religions of America: A New Scholarly Experience in Researching America’s Religious Life

| By Bennett Graff | In 2017, I became an acquisitions editor for Gale, joining a talented team of editors responsible for the Gale Primary Sources collection of digital archives. For me this was a welcome return as I recalled fondly my earlier tenure over a decade ago as Gale’s lead microfilm editor. During that period, … Read more

Political Extremism & Radicalism Archive: Why Create it and Why it is Important Now More Than Ever?

| By Rachel Holt, Acquisitions Editor | When telling friends and family that I was working on a digital archive focusing on right-wing extremists, far-left militants and a wide range of radical movements in between, the most common response was ‘why’?  To answer that I must explain the motivation that triggered this project, as well as why … Read more