AIDS Awareness Month: Opportunities for Learning in Your Classroom

| By Gale Staff | December is AIDS awareness month and there are twelve additional AIDS awareness days throughout the year. Take the opportunity to incorporate valuable learning experiences in your classroom. Promote awareness and support responsible education on what AIDS is and its impact on history. Discussions about acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) can drive … Read more

Celebrating the Day of the Dead (Dia de Los Muertos)

| By Gale Staff | Curate Your Day of the Dead Lesson Plan Introducing the Day of the Dead (or Dia de Los Muertos) to your students can be a unique way for them to learn about the rich cultural traditions of Mexico. Dancing, food, music, and community characterize this special holiday, and your students … Read more

The Advanced Search Redesign: Supporting the Research Process

| By the Gale Product Team | On December 18, Gale released substantive enhancements to its Advanced Search feature, focused on providing users with built-in learning tools to facilitate improved searching within Gale products. Before this change, we spoke with dozens of faculty and librarians, who reported: Teaching users how to effectively search databases is … Read more

Gale Primary Sources: Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive Enhancements

| By Joseph Williams | We are thrilled to announce that on Friday, November 20, 2020, Gale will release an enhanced user experience for Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive. Benefits of the new user experience include:  Cross-search ability—For the first time ever, Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive will be available in the Gale … Read more

Gale Primary Sources: NewsVault Retirement and Gale Primary Sources Cross-Search Enhancements

| By Megan Sullivan | We’re excited to announce that on Friday, October 30, 2020, Gale will release several enhancements to the Gale Primary Sources cross-search. Designed specifically to improve the newspaper and periodical cross-search experience, these enhancements will be closely followed by the retirement of NewsVault, our older, newspaper-only cross-search interface. On Friday, November … Read more

New for You: Gale’s Digital Scholar Lab Learning Center

Toward Digital Scholarship Attainable for All | By Lindsey Gervais, Digital Pedagogy Specialist and Margaret Waligora, Product Manager | There are some exciting new developments for the Gale Digital Scholar Lab, including the greatly anticipated release of our Learning Center. This release represents our efforts to put learning at the forefront of our platform—providing students, instructors, … Read more

Spotting a Tree Octopus

The Critical Role of Pedagogy in Educational Technology & Product Development for Tomorrow’s Scholars | By Lindsey Gervais, Digital Pedagogy Specialist, Gale | Have you ever heard of the Pacific Northwest Tree Octopus? Created back in the same day we were waiting for the yellow AOL figure to dial up the internet while someone got … 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

The Great Debate

| By Tracey Matthews, K12 Content Strategist , Gale | Complete your debate prep for the National Speech & Debate Tournament with Research In Context! With several portals (or topic pages) on social issues, Research In Context helps middle schoolers make connections to the world beyond the classroom, write persuasive research papers, and prepare well-informed … Read more