An Inside Look at ChiltonLibrary and Car Care Programming Ideas

| By Holly Hibner | Here in Michigan, we take our automobiles pretty seriously; it is very common for laypeople to perform routine maintenance and basic repairs on their own vehicles. My husband wouldn’t dream of paying for an oil change or a tire rotation! But when both got new vehicles in 2016, general maintenance wasn’t as easy … 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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Writing on the Día de Muertos

| By Gale Staff | Día de Muertos, Day of the Dead, is observed in Mexico on 2 November, the final day of a celebration that begins on Halloween. Though practices differ from city to city, the holiday is generally an opportunity to honor deceased loved ones, for whom families prepare ofrendas, or altars, which … Read more

Home Care Professional Career Certificate Available to Career Online High School Students

| By Sydney Fairman | Career Online High School is expanding its portfolio of certificate offerings. The new career pathways are Home Care Professional Certificate and Leisure and Hospitality Certificate, which students will earn along with their accredited high school diploma. The certificates are designed to prepare students for post-secondary education or the world of … Read more

Write It Down

| By Charlie Close | I want to talk about the virtues of technical recordkeeping. Seriously. In my work at Gale as a data scientist, I turn our various data sets into metrics, and use the metrics to infer how to make better products and more sales. These inferences are usually expressed in the form … Read more

Husband and Wife Earn Free High School Diplomas at St. John’s Library

| By Sydney Fairman | Last year, Terrance and LaMeeka Smith of Hastings, Fla. made the decision to enroll in Career Online High School. The couple had children at an early age and, subsequently, never completed high school. The program, which allows qualified community members the chance to earn a free accredited high school diploma … Read more

NaperLaunch Builds Their Brand, Becomes Busy Hub for Startup Community

| By Gale Staff | To hear Kent Palmer tell it, NaperLaunch began much like any new business does; by recognizing and fulfilling an identified need. In 2013, Palmer, business librarian at Naperville Public Library just outside of Chicago, recognized that many members of the business community had the same five basic needs: information, guidance, … Read more

Maine State Library Provides Residents Free Access to New Digital Resources

| By Tara Blair, Digital Marketing Coordinator, Gale | The mission of the Maine State Library is to help people, make their libraries stronger, and transform information into knowledge. To further their mission, the Maine State Library recently teamed up with Gale to provide free access to Gale digital resources to all Maine citizens. Watch as James Ritter, Maine … Read more

Couple Gets a Second Chance at Pueblo Public Library

| By Gale Staff | Career Online High School is an 18-credit vocation-based high school completion program that allows libraries to offer accredited high school diplomas and entry-level career certificates to adult learners. This innovative program is available at more than 100 public libraries from coast to coast. This summer, Pueblo City-County Library District will graduate their … Read more

Testing & Education Reference Center Has an Impressive New Look

In summer 2017, the Testing & Education Reference Center interface was enhanced; making it easier to navigate, offering multiple access points to content, and a more uniformed feel across the general site, online courses, and practice tests. Best of all, the resource was mobile optimized for any screen size and on any device. Additionally, students … Read more