New Titles Added to the InfoTrac Collections in July 2017

The titles below have been recently added and can be located in the product using Basic or Advanced Search forms. Titles can be found via Browse Publications within two weeks. For complete coverage information please see the product title lists. Academic OneFile ALTEX: Alternatives to Animal Experimentation (Springer Spektrum) 1868-596X Peer-reviewed Apollo Medicine (Medknow Publications … Read more

Public Libraries Conquer the Dropout Crisis

  To learn more about offering this life changing program to your community, visit gale.com/diploma.  1 U.S. Census Bureau, 2017. 2,3 Meacham, Jon. (April 12, 2012). U.S. Education Reform and National Security: Report of a CFR-Sponsored   Independent Task Force. Retrieved from http://www.cfr.org/education/us-education-reform-national-security-report-cfr-sponsored-independent-task-force/p27948. 4 Raphael—The Socioeconomic Status of Black Males: The Increasing Importance of Incarceration, Berkley, CA: … Read more

STEAM TIME IS PARENT TIME

| By Mira Tanna |

It’s Wednesday in the story room, and there is some calming music playing in the background while twenty toddlers are hard at work.

A girl is using a dropper to squeeze colored water onto a coffee filter. She is practicing her pincer grasp which will be useful when she starts to write. “Ava” is also building her skills of scientific reasoning, watching the yellow water turn the white filter a very light yellow, then watching another part of the filter turn reddish and – surprise! – seeing the area where the two colors bleed into each other turn orange. Ava’s mom hovers nearby, making sure Ava doesn’t dump colored water on the floor and helping her turn an already colored filter into a butterfly by putting a pipe cleaner in the middle.

Other kids are matching painted clothes pins to corresponding paint chips from the paint store. These children are learning to match and compare, honing their powers of observation as they differentiate between cerulean blue, azure and blueberry.

The most popular table has sandboxes—five plastic bins filled with sand. Using common kitchen utensils like spatulas, strainers and ladles, kids dig up painted pasta, buttons and other surprises buried in the sand. Children are using problem solving skills: How can I separate the colored pasta from the surrounding sand? Which tools work best to accomplish this task? And wow – that shower of sand raining down from the slotted spoon is sure cool!

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Now Available: 2018 Gale eBook Catalog for Academic Libraries

Browse nearly 50 pages of the latest eBook titles from Gale as well as some of our top publishing partners, such as SAGE, ABC-CLIO, Wiley, Elsevier, and others all available on Gale’s award-winning GVRL platform. The 2018 catalog is your guide for building a collection of recently released eBook titles in areas such as business, computer … Read more

Boulder Public Library Now Offers Accredited Diplomas to Adults

“At BoulderReads, we’re working with adult learners who want to enhance their education and enhance their job prospects,” — Shelley Sullivan, BoulderReads manager She said the online program is an accredited high school diploma that’s accepted at both community colleges and four-year colleges—something that’s not always the case for non-accredited diploma programs. Participants receive credit … Read more

PARTNERING WITH YOU TO EMPOWER RESEARCH

| By Kristin Fust | As a product manager at Gale, I love connecting with customers and learning about how they utilize eBooks on the GVRL platform. During these conversations, one common thread is usually the merit of GVRL in providing students with the foundational materials needed to better understand core concepts in their areas … Read more

The Great American Eclipse 2017

On August 21, 2017, North America will see its first total solar eclipse in a century. A solar eclipse happens when the moon passes between the sun and Earth. Even though the sun is much bigger than the moon, because the moon is so much closer to us, they appear about the same size in … Read more

GALE DIRECTORY LIBRARY UNDERGOING SIGNIFICANT IMPROVEMENTS!

Gale Directory Library is undergoing significant updates to improve its user experience. The addition of essential workflow tools and expanded data sorting, filtering, and exporting will make this popular collection of online directories easier to use than ever before. The 23 individual titles, which make up the directory library, will be updated over the next several months. Beginning … Read more