Access a Canadian Perspective

| By Julie Mellors, Content Developer, Gale | O Canada! Have you checked out Gale’s Canada In Context database recently? There’s plenty to see. We have added a lot of timely and important new portals that deserve a look. Canada In Context is a database that was created for students and researchers studying Canada, its people, … Read more

Mama Africa, Miriam Makeba

| By Traci Cothran | Inspiration for life-long learning comes from all kinds of places.  Recently my teen got tickets to a music concert by the French artist, Jain. I knew nothing of her or her music, but played my role as the transportation provider for this event.  The show, it turned out, was great—Jain’s … Read more

The “Best Of” For Students Books: What’s New!

| By Michelle Lee, Sr Content Developer | Our new For Students “Best Of” volumes feature brand-new entries on works that have been previously covered in the series.  The entries—completely rewritten and refreshed—contain all new criticism and images and include new For Student features, such as a modernized page design.   The “Best Of” volumes … Read more

Rossland Public Library Encourages Access to Gale Courses

| By Gale Staff | Whether you’re looking for college-level, professional development, or personal enrichment courses, Rossland Public Library now offers hundreds of online courses through Gale Courses. Gale Courses, a 24/7 learning solution featuring more than 360 instructor-led online courses, focuses on personal growth and professional development. Six-week courses in language learning, accounting, computer … Read more

Champaign County Library Offers Free Automotive Repair Help Online

| By Gale Staff | Champaign County residents can access reliable automotive help online 24/7 through ChiltonLibrary, a resource available on the Champaign County Library website. Trusted by automotive enthusiasts for more than 100 years, ChiltonLibrary supports “do-it-yourselfers” of all skill levels. No other source contains more years, makes, and models. “ChiltonLibrary helps patrons save … Read more

First St. Charles Public Library Student Receives Career Online High School Diploma

On March 3rd, Elizabeth Nitkiewicz was St. Charles Public Library’s first graduate through Career Online High School. The program is nationally accredited and allows adults the opportunity to earn a high school diploma while gaining career skills. In January of 2017, the St. Charles Public Library began offering qualified residents the opportunity to earn an … Read more

Entrepreneurship: What’s Really Important

| By Matthew Miskelly | This blog is the second in my four-part series on entrepreneurship. (Actually, that line was supposed to be a joke, but in a few minutes I’ll be halfway there, so who knows?) For my first blog a few months ago, I interviewed two small business owners, Gordie Richard and James … Read more

Lake County Offers Scholarships for Career Online High School

| By Gale Staff | The Lake County Library System patrons have several scholarships available for adults pursuing their high school diplomas through Career Online High School, a nationally accredited program. In addition to an accredited diploma, students can earn a certificate in one of nine career paths including general career preparation, office management, hospitality and … Read more

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

St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture Named a Top 10 Pop Culture Reference by Booklist

| By Gale Staff | Booklist recently published their Top 10 Pop Culture Reference list for books reviewed between January 1, 2018 and March 15 of this year, and GVRL reference St. James Encyclopedia of Hip Hop Culture made the list! Read below for what a Booklist reviewer had to say about the first authoritative, … Read more