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

The Cobbler’s Children Have No Shoes

| By Traci Cothran | You know that old adage about “the cobbler’s children have no shoes”?  If I’m being honest, we sometimes have a bit of that here at Gale – or at least I do!  We’re hard at work every day to make our resources the best they can be for all the … Read more

Kids InfoBits Named a Tech & Learning ‘Awards of Excellence’ Finalist

| By Sydney Fairman | Recently, Tech & Learning Magazine selected 10 finalists in each of three categories for its annual Awards of Excellence: best use of education technology in the classroom, school, and district. Gale’s Kids InfoBits, an age-appropriate, easy-to-use digital resource that covers a broad range of educational topics, was named a finalist … 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

Explore Timely Coverage of Emerging Legal Issues

| By Mike Tyrkus | The need for a layperson’s comprehensive and understandable guide to terms, concepts, and historical developments in American law has traditionally been well met by The Gale Encyclopedia of American Law. Previously published in a third edition in 2010 (in eBook format) and 2011 (in print) by Gale, The Gale Encyclopedia … Read more

Inspire Learners to be Achievers with Gale’s In Context Suite

| By Sydney Fairman | In today’s digital age, news travels faster than ever. Because of the constant influx of information, it’s nearly impossible to know and teach every current event inside and out. Gale’s In Context suite meets the needs of today’s learners with a user-friendly, mobile-responsive design. Eye-catching, engaging, authoritative databases 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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