Vampires, Skeletons, and Monsters

| By Gale Staff | As Halloween approaches, readers with an interest in the eerie and macabre side of literary history can find plenty to keep them up at night in Literature Criticism Series. Volume 200 of Short Story Criticism, for example, is a triple-feature of horror, with entries on Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu’s novella … Read more

Upland High School Boosts Student Performance

| By Tara Blair, Digital Marketing Coordinator, Gale | As the landscape of education is shifting to support changes in curriculum, the need to access the most up-to-date information becomes all that more important. To answer this need and achieve state performance standards, learn how Upland High School used digital resources like Gale’s Student Resources … Read more

Kids InfoBits Meets the Needs of Young Students

| By Gale Staff | Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today’s young learners. It is a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use digital resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. The modern design and simple navigation make it easy for users to explore content and gain comfort with database … Read more

Remembering Martin Luther King Jr.—50 Years After His Assassination

| By Deb Kirby | If, like me, the 1960s was your coming-of-age decade, you were witness to and shaped by many history-making events. Some were positive and inspiring, like the moon landing and the enactment of civil rights laws, while others were tragically sad, including the assassinations of President John Kennedy, his brother Bobby … Read more

American Reference Books Annual Praises Three GVRL eBook Titles

How your users research is just as important as what they research. While other eBook platforms direct users to title-level results, Gale eBooks on GVRL is designed to cross-search all of your eBooks to pinpoint relevant material. The result? They spend less time looking for credible information, and more time diving into it. Earlier this month, American Reference … Read more

Latinos Need Reliable Health Information to Promote Good Health

| By Jacqueline Longe | Gale Enciclopedia de la Medicina: Edición Abreviada en Español brings health information to Spanish speakers Hispanics make up 17% of the United States’ population. Only a fourth of Hispanics in the United States have a regular primary care physician (PCP) and that’s primarily because Latinos are overall in better health. According to … Read more

Creating Purposeful Content for the Classroom

| By Jessica Bomarito| I have just returned from San Francisco, where I attended NCSS—the annual conference for the National Council for the Social Studies. I arrived in San Francisco on a cold, rainy Thursday— an evening in the midst of a protest designed to raise awareness to the housing needs of the city’s homeless … Read more

Redefining What It Means to be Human

Discover how the past and present have intersected to impact the evolution of humanity by exploring Posthumanism: The Future of Homo Sapiens, the latest addition to Macmillan Interdisciplinary Handbooks.  Available as a Gale eBook on GVRL, this volume helps readers examine the shifting boundaries of the human condition as well as acquire an analytical framework … Read more

A Collection That Supports Black History Year-Round

| By Nicole Albrecht | When I started my third year of teaching I was in inner-city Detroit, Michigan. The students were predominantly African American from various parts of the city and their own experiences made teaching challenging and exciting at the same time. When I introduced them to their lesson during Black History Month, … Read more

OELMA Presidential Award Presented to Gale’s Very Own Andrea Eshelman

The Ohio Educational Library Media Association (OELMA) is Ohio’s preeminent professional association for highly effective school librarians and libraries. They are committed to educational excellence and academic achievement and serve the needs of 21st Century learners and workers in a global society. Annually, the OELMA presents a Presidential Award to honor individuals who have shown … Read more