Just Published: The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health

 See what’s different and understand the issues. The second edition of The Gale Encyclopedia of Environmental Health is here! Why the excitement? Well, this edition gives reliable and understandable information about the causes, symptoms, and treatments of environmental health conditions and infectious diseases so users can better understand the issues and make informed choices and … Read more

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month with Gale Resources

| By Traci Cothran | Have you heard it’s Hispanic Heritage Month – a dedicated time to recognize and celebrate all the contributions Hispanic people have made?  Here are just a few of the resources we’re highlighting this month: You’ll also find the wonderful contributions of Hispanic Americans in our various databases – such as … Read more

The Curious Case of Puerto Rico: Neither a U.S. State nor an Independent Country

| By Mark Mikula | As we pay tribute to the many Hispanic Americans who have positively influenced and enriched our nation this Hispanic Heritage Month, let’s reflect on commonwealth of Puerto Rico, which has, throughout its history, held a unique position in its relationship to the United States. Puerto Rico was “discovered” in 1493 … Read more

Celebrate the Freedom to Read

| By Jason Everett | Book banning, one of the oldest and commonly performed practices of censorship, has gone on for centuries. Governments, religious authorities, and other groups have banned books and other works of literature they deem to be offensive for one reason or another. These groups often initiate large-scale book bans. With the … Read more

New Content Added to Testing & Education Reference Center

Dependable Guidance and Research Tool on Careers and Education  With recent updates, Testing & Education Reference Center, powered by Peterson’s, continues to be the most reliable resource for test prep, college readiness, and career development. These supportive eBooks, practice tests, and study guides are enhanced with increased functionality to help students, users and job seekers alike … Read more

The Tragedy of Oliver Sipple: The Man Who Saved President Ford

| by Sydney Fairman | In 1975, Oliver Wellington “Billy” Sipple was a 33-year-old Vietnam veteran living in San Francisco. In the same year on Sept. 22, Sipple was one in the crowd of 3,000 people that had gathered outside San Francisco’s St. Francis Hotel to see President Gerald R. Ford. Standing next to Sipple … Read more