Coming soon to the Gale Directory Library: Passenger & Immigration Lists Index

| By Tara Atterberry | When I was a little girl in Rockwood, Michigan, I spent hours poring over the family photos and documents my grandmother stored in her bottom bureau drawer. I never tired of going through the old photos; handwritten family trees; and birth, marriage, and death certificates. On this side of the … Read more

New On-Demand Video Courses for Public Libraries

| By Gale Staff| Gale has partnered with Udemy, a leading destination for online learning, to offer more than 4,000 high-quality, on-demand video courses taught by world-class instructors to the public library. Gale Presents: Udemy delivers course content across 75 categories, so libraries can provide patrons with a personalized learning experience to gain the skills … Read more

Join the Social Video Rally to Save IMLS Funding

Once again, the president’s budget proposes the permanent elimination of the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS). To fight this, we need your help! We want the president and Congress to hear directly from librarians and library supporters about the value IMLS funding provides libraries and the communities they serve.  So Gale has teamed … Read more

Love Letter to My Public Library

| By Traci Cothran | I love my public library, and I’d like to take a minute to give a personal illustration of the value of public libraries—and the wonder of continuous learning. I recently checked out a DVD called King in the Wilderness, an original HBO documentary that my branch of the Grosse Pointe … Read more

Gale Business: DemographicsNow Scores Big with ccAdvisor

| By Gale Staff | A powerful online resource, Gale Business: DemographicsNow connects users with a wealth of highly detailed demographic data on more than 24 million U.S. businesses and 206 million consumers—making it ideal for gaining consumer and market insights. Recently, ccAdvisor published a review of Gale Business: DemographicsNow, giving it a 4.13/5 composite score! “Gale Business: … Read more

Lives Laid Bare in Three Big Reads

| By Gale Staff | Fate. Destiny. Free Will. Happenstance. Two of our March titles explore lives unfolding in strange and mysterious ways. And the third? A unique look at people and things (the red dye used in Franken Berry cereal!) that have left a memorable mark before departing for the hereafter. A thought-provoking selection … Read more

Resources for a Healthier New Year

| By Andrea Henderson | It’s the start of a new year and if you are like most Americans, you’ve set a New Year’s resolution. If that resolution is tied to your health, you are among over half of those Americans who set such a goal. As the days, weeks, and hopefully months wear on, … Read more

The Infamous Case of Recy Taylor

| By Traci Cothran | In this day of the deliberate proliferation of fake news, the facts are more important than ever. But it’s a dire time, as newspapers and journalists struggle to survive to bring us all the facts and uncover truths. I was reminded recently that it’s not only what is written that … Read more

Library Data Has Never Looked This Good

| By Leigh Ann Cusack, Senior Director of Product, Public & Consortia | Public libraries inspire us at Gale every day, and we have been focused on delivering data-driven ways to help them reach and engage their communities more effectively. So, after months of development and countless hours of conceptualizing, testing, and feedback from public … Read more

Booklist Deems The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets Suitable for Many Institutions

| By Gale Staff | The Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, 3rd Edition presents detailed, yet easy-to-read information on 300+ topics covering diet and nutrition. Entries include special and popular diets, dietary treatments, nutrition basics, and health-related concerns. Diet entries focus on the development and history of a diet; its basic principles; key figures that influenced … Read more