Partner with School Educators “Like A Boss”

| By Gale Staff | Hear how Future Ready Librarians from Jefferson County Public Schools successfully partnered with educators—and Gale—in the “Partner With School Educators ‘Like a Boss’” Booklist webinar on Wednesday, April 10 at 2 p.m. ET. “Don’t ask what you can do for me. Once you know our goals as a school, come to … Read more

ccAdvisor Reviews Testing and Education Reference Center

| By Gale Staff | ccAdvisor just published its review on Gale’s Testing and Education Reference Center (TERC). A valuable online tool, Testing and Education Reference Center is used by library patrons of all ages for standardized test preparation, researching undergraduate and graduate programs, finding tuition assistance, and exploring careers. Read below to see why this … Read more

WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH

| By Traci Cothran |

How wonderful is it that following the release of the movie “Hidden Figures,” the stories of Dorothy Vaughan, Mary Jackson, and Katherine Johnson are now known by millions?  Their collective story is an impressive and important one, yet it’s a part of our history that’s been concealed for decades.

What other significant contributions by women are also shielded from view?  It’s a joy to uncover these gems, and allow them to inspire other women and girls today.  To me, that’s what Women’s History Month is all about—shining a light on the often overlooked contributions made by women throughout history.

Here are just a few, randomly chosen women from today and yesterday whose work and lives are notable.  You’ll find them all in Biography In Context, among other Gale resources.  As you read about them, you’re bound to discover other interesting women, too!

Maria Tallchief – (1925-2013) Tallchief was the first American-born woman to achieve prima ballerina status at a major dance company; she was also a member of the Osage Nation.  She’s featured this month in Research In Context.

Zora Neale Hurston – (1891-1960) A writer and major figure in the Harlem Renaissance, Hurston is a favorite of mine, for both her wonderful writing and her ability to live an unconventional life for women of her era.

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Explore Coding eBook Collections on GVRL

| By Andrea Henderson | Upon hearing that Amazon had opted to terminate plans to build a headquarters in New York City’s borough of Queens, I felt a sense of disappointment for members of the Queensbridge community. A few weeks ago, I listened with interest to an NPR story of how Amazon’s announcement had been … Read more

Women’s History Month: Women in STEM

| By Tracie Moy | March is Women’s History Month! And while it’s important to recognize the achievements made by all women, we are here to talk about women in STEM; these women are scientists, physicians, engineers, mathematicians, environmentalists, physicists… the list goes on! From a historical perspective, we typically think of the Jane Goodall’s and … Read more

The Making of an Effective Teacher

| By Gintas Bradunas | What makes a good teacher? Often, we’re tempted to think of effective teachers as being innately talented, destined to make a difference and inspire. Unfortunately, while this ideal might hold true in movies, few are born knowing how to teach well. Instead, good teachers are made. Through experience, we know that … Read more

Celebrating Black History Month With New GVRL Release

| By Tara Atterberry | In the foreword of Gale’s Who’s Who Among African Americans: 34th Edition, available April 1st, Advisor Jessie Carney Smith, Dean of the Library, Camille Cosby Distinguished Chair in the Humanities, Fisk University, cites Historian John Hope Franklin’s work, Stalking George Washington Williams, drawing a parallel between Franklin’s literary work and … Read more

Save the Date! Open Web Session at ER&L

| By Sydney Fairman | Raise your hand if you use Wikipedia! Everyone from librarians and professors to students and patrons use this free enclyclopedia—we might as well embrace the inevitable and contribute to its betterment, or at least familiarize ourselves with how others in the information ecosystem are participating. Learn how publishers, libraries, and … Read more

American Reference Books Annual Praises Gale Resources

| By Sydney Fairman | Recently, American Reference Books Annual (ARBA) reviewed American Historical Periodicals from the Antiquarian Society, Series 6 and the Gale Encyclopedia of Diets, 3rd Edition. Fortunately, both titles received high praise from ARBA! American Historical Periodicals from the American Antiquarian Society, Series 6 contains nearly 200 titles dated up to 1923, … Read more

New Titles Added to the InfoTrac Collections in January 2019

| By Gale Staff | Academic OneFile Acta Medica International (Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.) Peer-reviewed Advances in Skeletal Muscle Function Assessment (Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.) Peer-reviewed Annals of Tropical Pathology (Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.) Peer-reviewed Archives of Cardiovascular Imaging (Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd.) Peer-reviewed Archives of Trauma … Read more