Welcome Refugees with eBooks that Speak Their Language

| By Jeff Levine, Patron Services Manager, The Central Library of Rochester & Monroe County, NY | Our library system’s mission, to engage the community in life-long learning through equal access to information, technology, gathering spaces and expert staff, might sound very familiar to some of you. Engaging the community and life-long learning is something that … Read more

NaperLaunch Builds Their Brand, Becomes Busy Hub for Startup Community

To hear Kent Palmer tell it, NaperLaunch began much like any new business does; by recognizing and fulfilling an identified need. In 2013, Palmer, business librarian at Naperville Public Library just outside of Chicago, recognized that many members of the business community had the same five basic needs: information, guidance, mentoring, workspace, and the ability … Read more

Updates to My Account – Amended 09/21/18

Enhancements to improve your immediate online ordering experience are underway. We will be communicating additional enhancements as they roll out in a phased approach.

Presently, you will notice:

  • Quick and accurate invoice association
  • Streamlined checkout
  • A new look and feel with Gale branding. Currently, the words “Thorndike Press” do not appear in the My Account experience, but your Thorndike Press account information and order history carried over.
  • The new platform will reduce intermittent issues you may have experienced in the last couple months.

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Celebrate Banned Books: September 23-29

| By Traci Cothran | I just LOVE Banned Books Week.  Don’t get me wrong: I don’t like that we need a Banned Books Week, it’s just that I love thinking about all the books I’ve read that are on various banned lists, as so many of them are near and dear to me.  Then … Read more

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