Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, has launched Gale Researcher, a new research platform and curriculum tool designed to help students connect to citable content aligned to introductory college courses. The Researcher enables librarians to customize and curate curriculum-aligned content to support student research. Below are the subject areas covered (and as described here):
Topics include coverage of the Puritan Tradition, Colonial Period, present day, and more.
Topics include Chaucer, Jane Austen, Dickens, and more.
Topics include the U.S. court system and structure, the history of the U.S. criminal justice system, police and law enforcement, and more.
Topics include econometrics and forecasting, labor economics, fiscal and monetary policy, and more.
Topics include the foundations of morality, appearance and reality, Plato, and more.
Topics include the U.S. Constitution, the culture of governance and politics, campaigns and elections, and more.
Topics include memory, gender and sexuality, cognitive elements, and more.
Topics include the origins of sociological thinking and perspective, social structures, the role of a family, and more.
Topics include the Revolutionary War, Slavery and the Old South, the Great Depression, and more.
Topics include coverage of historical development in ancient, medieval, and modern periods, and more.
Full press release below: Continue reading Newly-released Gale Researcher supports critical thinking; enables faculty-librarian collaboration
An interesting new electronic resource has just been released by Gale: American Fiction, 1774-1920. This “new digital archive” in Gale Primary Sources program comprises over 17,500 works of literature, including novels, short stories, travel accounts, and sketches (“many of which have never before been available online”), all brought together to support research in U.S. history and literature.
Gale is no stranger to literature resources. Its other products include Literature Criticism Online, Literature Resource Center, and the well-known Dictionary of Literary Biography. Given the interdisciplinary nature of today’s research as well as the capabilities of today’s technologies, one can’t help but wish that at some point, in the-not-so-distant future all this wealth (and breadth) of literary content will eventually blend into one mega resource on all things American literature.
Pre-register for a trial here. Full press release below. Continue reading Gale launches American Fiction Archive, affirms its position as literary content leader
According to Gale, these new products have not yet been named, but see the info below about this new partnership with CyberScience to bring interactive 3D models to Gale science content for anatomy, chemistry, and more.
Farmington Hills, Mich., January 7, 2016 â€” Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is offering three new science products for academic and school libraries. The products are designed to help students understand science beyond the text, and combine Galeâ€™s curriculum-aligned reference content with partner CyberScienceâ€™s interactive 3D models to bring science learning to life. Two products, geared primarily for the academic market, cover the topics of human anatomy and chemistry, while a third resource combines multiple science topics and can be used as refreshers in introductory college science courses or as a basic science learning tool in high schools. Continue reading Gale demos new science products with 3D models at the ALAMW conference
Farmington Hills, Mich., Nov. 5, 2015 â€” Putting research technology directly into user workflow, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, has expanded the integration of Google Apps for Education â€“ Gmail, Classroom, Drive, Docs, and more â€“ into its most-popular product lines. Researchers can seamlessly log into many of their school or libraryâ€™s Gale resources with their Google Account credentials and easily save, share, and download content (including bookmarks and their personal highlights and notes) using Gmail, Drive, and Docs. In December, the new Google Classroom share button will be integrated with these resources, allowing educators to seamlessly link third party content, including Gale content, to classroom assignments. Continue reading Gale Expands Integration of Google Apps for Education into Popular Product Lines
Farmington Hills, Mich., June 22, 2015 â€” Evolving to meet researchers where they begin their searching, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is supporting discovery by working with Google to index millions of documents in Google Scholar, and expanding the amount of content indexed by major library discovery services. In addition, Gale is promoting transparency in discovery through compliance with industry information standards to improve results for researchers and libraries.
â€œInformation access is undergoing a revolution, and Gale is evolving, too. Indexing our content in Google Scholar where students and instructors want to do research is placing library resources directly into user workflow,â€ said Paul Gazzolo, senior vice president and general manager for Gale. â€œGreater discoverability is vital and weâ€™re making material available through multiple channels â€“ integrating content in the classroom through MindTap, enhancing our products for mobile access across all types of devices, and working closely with discovery service providers to optimize our content for library users.â€ Continue reading Gale Expands Relationship with Google and Discovery Services
Farmington Hills, Mich., April 23, 2015 â€” Supporting public librariesâ€™ life-long learning initiatives, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is pleased to announce Miss Humblebee’s Academy, a new early literacy product that will assist the libraryâ€™s youngest learners in building foundational literacy skills. Partnering with Miss Humblebee LLC., Gale has co-developed a robust product tailored specifically to the public library user, which includes the assessment tools libraries need to measure their impact on early literacy development in their communities. Studies show that participating in quality early learning can boost childrenâ€™s educational attainment and earnings later in life, underscoring the importance for public libraries to provide resources that serve this young audience.
Continue reading Gale launches Miss Humblebee’s Academy, an early literacy product for children ages 3 – 6
Farmington Hills, Mich., November 17, 2014 â€” Recognizing the benefit of data analysis for the digital humanities field, Gale, part of Cengage Learning, will make available content from its Gale Digital Collections to academic researchers for data mining and textual analysis purposes. Data mining and textual analysis â€“ the process by which text or datasets are crawled by software that recognizes entities, relationships and action â€“ helps researchers draw new conclusions among disparate data and is emerging as an important area of scholarly research. Continue reading Gale offers content for data mining and textual analysis
Farmington Hills, Mich., October 8, 2014 â€” New content covering popular healthcare and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) topics is now available on Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL), the e-book platform offered by Gale, part of Cengage Learning. The signing of publishers Taylor & Francis, Mitchell Lane, HCPro and World Scientific combined will add approximately 750 e-books to GVRL, bringing the total number of available titles on the platform to 15,000 from over 150 publishing partners. Continue reading Gale adds four new STEM publishers to GVRL
Â Below is a press release from Gale discussing the recent changes to the Kids InfoBits database.Â New interface features include:
- Social media sharing
- EasyBib integration and improved citation tools
- Text translation to 12 different languages
- ReadSpeaker text-to-speech functionality (which plays translated text)
Continue reading Gale redesigns Kids InfoBits database
Great news for Cengage Learning.Â Â The press release is below, or watch this video message from CEO, Michael Hansen.
New York, NY â€“ April 1, 2014 â€“ Cengage Learning, Inc., a leading global educational content, technology and services company for the higher education and K-12, professional and library markets, announced today that it has emerged from Chapter 11, having completed its financial restructuring. Continue reading Cengage Learning emerges from Chapter 11, completes financial restructuring