Valuable Resources Unlocked: An Unique Partnership with the American Antiquarian Society

| By Gale Staff | More than 200 years ago, the American Antiquarian Society was founded. It has since become recognized as a major resource for U.S. primary sources published before 1876, housing the single largest collection of Americana from the colonial period into the 20th century. Now, Gale and the AAS have entered an … Read more

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

| By Gale Staff | Newly added to Smithsonian Primary Sources in U.S. History: 75 primary sources with curriculum correlations for easy integration into the classroom. Content has been added across the eras, but especially boosts coverage of images related to African American history, Native American history, entertainers and writers, art and architecture, and leisure … Read more

New Women’s Studies Archive, Voice and Vision, Makes Women’s Voices Heard

| By Gale Staff | Launched in 2017, the first module in the Women’s Studies Archive series—Women’s Issues and Identities—is comprised of an archival collection concerning women’s history from a wide range of sources available online. Today, the second installment—Voice and Vision—launches, containing primary sources beneficial to researchers currently working in women’s history and gender … Read more

How Gale Builds Databases

| Originally published by Library Journal, written by Jennifer A. Dixon | Online databases have transformed the ways researchers use materials, in particular primary sources. Publishers’ approaches to gathering and organizing online collections are diverse, but all require forming relationships with libraries and archives and considering how researchers use their platforms.  Recently, Library Journal spoke … Read more

Two Cheers for Gale’s Public Health Archives

| By Gale Staff | Gale’s new Public Health Archives has launched its first collection, Public Health in Modern America, 1890‒1970, a chronicle of the historical evolution of America’s public health systems during the 20th century. While numerous digitized medical history collections exist, they lack narrative focus and interdisciplinary interest, until now. Unlike other sources … Read more

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