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

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

Citrus County Libraries Honor Career Online High Graduates

| By Gale Staff | It’s never too late to get your high school diploma. On Nov. 2, 2018, Citrus County Libraries graduated students from the Career Online High School program. Career Online High School, a nationally accredited program, allows adults the opportunity to earn a high school diploma while gaining career skills. The program … Read more

COUNTER 5 Usage Reports Now Available

Gale now offers new COUNTER 5 usage reports. You can start pulling the new reports in the Gale Usage Reports Portal available from Gale Admin. There are no changes to existing reports in the Gale Usage Reports Portal. COUNTER 5 reports are available starting with January 2019 usage. For usage prior to January 2019, you … Read more

Celebrate African American History Month with Gale’s For Students Series

| By Sarah Robertson | In 1960, a woman who had been a writer and scholar all her life died in relative obscurity in a welfare home. Her remains were buried in an unmarked grave, where they were forgotten for more than a decade. Today, that woman is considered a central figure in African American … 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

Save the Date! Booklist Webinar on Increasing Youth Literacy

| By Gale Staff | Join your peers during Booklist’s webinar, “Large Print, Big Advantages: Strategies for Increasing Youth Literacy” on February 12, 2019 at 2 p.m. ET. Hear how schools and public libraries are using large print to improve comprehension and develop essential lifelong learning skills. Plus, discover the exciting new releases coming in … Read more

Finding Hidden Figures with Gale’s Biography In Context

| By Laura Avery | February is Black History Month, which is dedicated to recognizing the contributions of Americans of African descent. While Gale’s Biography In Context offers extensive content on well-known African Americans of various occupations, such as civil rights activists Pauli Murray and Fannie Lou Hamer, artists Jean-Michel Basquiat and Edmonia Lewis, and … Read more

Pima County Graduates Second Set of Career Online High School Students

| By Gale Staff | Pima County Public Library is empowering residents with Career Online High School, a program that offers adults a second chance at earning an accredited high school diploma. The program features an easy-to-access online learning environment, academic coaches & support instructors, and the opportunity to earn entry-level career certificates such as … Read more

A Christmas Carol: Keynesian, Freudian, and Spiritualist Perspectives on a Holiday Classic

| By Gale Staff |

Most think of Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol (1843) as the heartwarming story of how a coldhearted miser turns from his ruthless and greedy ways to a life of charity and joy, embracing love and egalitarianism as a reflection of the Christmas spirit. Some scholars, however, would argue that such a reading gets it wrong. The novella, which receives thorough treatment in the digital collections of Gale Literary Sources, has been the subject of unexpected interpretations by critics who seek to illuminate its author, contextualize its composition, and explicate its allegorical content.

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