Through partnerships with some of the world’s most prestigious libraries, Gale®, part of Cengage Learning, has become a leader in authoritative research and educational publishing. Gale partners with more than 70 libraries worldwide to source information for resources in the Gale Digital Collections program. Listed below are just a few.
American Antiquarian Society
The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) library houses the largest and most accessible collection of printed materials from first contact through 1876 in what is now the United States, the West Indies and parts of Canada.
Archivo General de la Nación
The Archivo General de la Nación has a vast collection of Mexican and Latin American records, including documents from the 1600s to the last decade of the twentieth century. The archive contains more than 740 collections available to the public, and recently added maps, photo collections, audiovisual, and microfilm collections from outside of Mexico.
The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP.
Bibliothèque nationale de France
The BnF’s collections are unique in the world: 14 million books and printed documents, manuscripts, prints, photographs, maps and plans, scores, coins, medals, sound documents, video and multimedia documents, and scenery elements. All disciplines, whether intellectual, artistic or scientific, are represented in a comprehensive way. About 150 000 documents are added to the collections each year thanks to legal deposit, acquisitions and donations.
Cambridge University Library's Special Collection includes the oldest and most valuable materials in the Library, in manuscript, printed and artifact form, as well as modern maps, music and material in the Asian & Near and Middle Eastern collections. Cambridge University Libraries are committed to using its Special Collections to support research and teaching, and to developing digital services to make the collections accessible to the widest possible audience in new and innovative ways.
Chatham House, home of the Royal Institute of International Affairs, is a world-leading policy institute offering independent analysis, informed debate and influential ideas on how to build a prosperous and secure world for all. For five years running Chatham House has been ranked top non-US think tank in a comprehensive global survey.
Columbia University Libraries
Comprised of 22 libraries including affiliates, and part of a system that ranks as one of the top five academic libraries in the nation, Columbia University Libraries offers collections that include more than 12 million volumes, 160,000+ current journals and serials, and an extensive collection of electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, and graphic and audiovisual materials.
The Economist is the weekly paper that is essential reading for anyone engaged in politics, current affairs and all aspects of business and trade worldwide.
Since turning the newspaper pages pink in 1893, the FT has continued to innovate and evolve, becoming global and pioneering new digital business models and delivery. Today, the FT serves more readers and subscribers across the world than ever before and is recognized internationally for its authoritative and trusted news, commentary and analysis.
George H.W. Bush Presidential Library
The mission of the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University is to preserve and make available the records and artifacts of the 41st President of the United States. The library promotes civic literacy and increased historical understanding of our national experience, and fosters a community of public service and volunteerism.
GLBT Historical Society
Founded in 1985, The Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual Transgender Historical Society collects, preserves and interprets the history of GLBT people and the communities that support them. The society’s professionally staffed archives preserve one of the world’s largest collections of GLBT historical materials.
Huntington Library’s collection of rare books and manuscripts in the fields of British and American history and literature is nothing short of extraordinary. For qualified scholars, The Huntington is one of the largest and most complete research libraries in the United States in its fields of specialization.
The John Rylands Library
The John Rylands Library also pioneered the wider provision of access to rare books and manuscripts through exhibitions, lectures and visits. Holdings of individual manuscript items now cover more than fifty languages, including all major European and Middle Eastern languages and numerous Far Eastern ones. They span more than five millennia and are written on virtually every medium ever employed, including clay, papyrus, parchment, vellum, linen, palm leaves, copper, ivory, felt, bark and bamboo.
Library of Congress
The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections.
Margaret Herrick Library of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
More than 1,000 collections document the product and activities of companies and organizations as well as the careers of producers, directors, writers, actors, cinematographers, art directors, costume designers, composers, makeup artists, animators, columnists, publicists, executives and others who have made a significant contribution to the industry. Collected material includes production files, scripts, correspondence, clippings, contracts, manuscripts, notes, scrapbooks, costume and production design drawings, storyboards, sheet music, music scores and recorded sound. The library’s extensive book collection includes books on every aspect of film production, as well as monographs on cinema history and criticism and biographies of performers, directors and other filmmaking personnel.
The William Ready Division of Archives and Research Collections acts as the principal repository for rare books, archives, antiquarian maps, and related historical material at McMaster University in support of teaching, education, and scholarship. Named after William Ready, the University Librarian from 1966 until his retirement in 1979, the diverse collections consist of culturally significant books and unique records of national and international scope: manuscripts such as Boethius’s De consolatione philosophiae written in 1150 A.D.; a collection of 35,000 pre-1800 books and journals with a concentration in the eighteenth century; the records of the Anglican Church for the Diocese of Niagara; and archives and books in literature, music, Canadian social history and politics, publishing, philosophy, business, advertising, labour, student organizations, temperance, popular culture, the West Indies, peace and war, Judaica, and the Holocaust.
The National Archives
As the government's national archive for England, Wales and the United Kingdom, The National Archives contains 1,000 years of history from Domesday Book to modern government papers and digital files.
National Geographic Society
The National Geographic Society is one of the world’s largest nonprofit scientific and educational organizations. Founded in 1888 to “increase and diffuse geographic knowledge,” the member-supported Society’s mission is to inspire people to care about the planet. National Geographic reflects the world through its magazines, television programs, films, music and radio, books, DVDs, maps, exhibitions, live events, school publishing programs, interactive media and merchandise.
National Library of Australia
The National Library of Australia holds the greatest collection in the world of material relating to Australia and the Australian people. The collection includes all formats of material, from books and magazines to pictures, photographs, maps, sheet music, oral history recordings, manuscript papers, ephemera, and much more.
National Library of Ireland
The National Library of Ireland was established by the Dublin Science and Art Museum Act, 1877, which provided that the bulk of the collections in the possession of the Royal Dublin Society, should be vested in the then Department of Science and Art for the benefit of the public and of the Society, and for the purposes of the Act. The mission of the Library is to collect, preserve, promote and make accessible the documentary and intellectual record of the life of Ireland and to contribute to the provision of access to the larger universe of recorded knowledge.
National Library of Medicine
The NLM's History of Medicine Division collects, preserves, makes available, and interprets for diverse audiences one of the world's richest collections of historical material related to human health and disease. NLM historical collections house a large collection of archives and manuscripts related to the history of medicine. Most of the archival and manuscript material dates from the 17th century; however, significant modern collections include the papers of U.S. Surgeons General, papers of Nobel Prize-winning scientists, and a variety of individuals connected with NIH and NLM. The NLM’s collection also includes but is not limited to more than 600,000 printed works, including 580 incunabula (Western books printed before 1501), some 57,000 16th-18th century books, and more than 400,000 titles published between 1801 and 1913.
National Library of Scotland
The National Library of Scotland is a reference library with world-class collections. NLS is Scotland's largest library and one of the major research libraries in Europe.
National Library of Wales
The National Library of Wales, located in Aberystwyth, is a mountain of knowledge about Wales and the world – with millions of books on every subject, thousands of manuscripts and archives, maps, pictures and photographs, films and music, and electronic information.
New York Public Library
Founded in 1895, NYPL is the nation’s largest public library system. Its unique combination of 87 neighborhood branches and four scholarly research centers bring together an extraordinary richness of resources and opportunities available to all.
New York University, Tamiment Library
In 1977 the Robert F. Wagner Archives was established as a joint program of the New York City Central Labor Council and the Tamiment Library. Tamiment has one of the finest research collections in the country documenting the history of radical politics: socialism, communism, anarchism, utopian experiments, the cultural left, the New Left, and the struggle for civil rights and civil liberties.
News UK is part of News Corp – a global, diversified media and information services company focused on creating and distributing authoritative and engaging content to consumers throughout the world. News UK comprises of The Times, The Sun, and The Sunday Times, some of the most successful and well-known newspapers in history.
New-York Historical Society
The New-York Historical Society, one of America’s pre-eminent cultural institutions, is dedicated to fostering research, presenting history and art exhibitions, and public programs that reveal the dynamism of history and its influence on the world of today. New-York Historical has a mission to explore the richly layered political, cultural and social history of New York City and State and the nation, and to serve as a national forum for the discussion of issues surrounding the making and meaning of history.
Presbyterian Historical Society
Organized in 1852, the Presbyterian Historical Society is the oldest denominational archives in the United States and serves as the national archives for the Presbyterian Church (U. S. A.) and many predecessor denominations. The Presbyterian Historical Society’s holdings include more than 250,000 titles reflecting the history of the Presbyterian tradition in America. Serving more than 18 million patrons a year and millions more online, the Library holds more than 51 million items, from books, e-books, and DVDs to renowned research collections used by scholars from around the world.
Senate House Library, University of London
Senate House Library’s holdings of manuscripts, archives and printed materials offer a wealth of primary source materials from medieval times to the modern age, with exceptional strength in literature, the arts, sociology, politics and economics.
Founded in 1846 for the “increase and diffusion of knowledge”, the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park, nine research facilities, and more than 140 affiliate museums.
The Rhodes House Library
The Bodleian Library of Commonwealth and African Studies at Rhodes House, commonly known as Rhodes House Library, was opened in 1929 and specializes in the history and current affairs - political, economic and social - of the Commonwealth and sub-Saharan Africa including the offshore islands. The Library holds thousands of books, journals, theses, government publications and special collections (manuscripts, archives, special or rare books).
Tulane University, Amistad Research Center
From its beginnings as the first archives documenting the modern civil rights movement, the Amistad Research Center has experienced considerable expansion and its mission continues to evolve. The Amistad Research Center is the nation's oldest, largest and most comprehensive independent archive specializing in the history of African Americans and other Ethnic Minorities.
U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
The National Archives was established in 1934 by President Franklin Roosevelt, but its major holdings date back to 1775. They capture the sweep of the past: slave ship manifests and the Emancipation Proclamation; captured German records and the Japanese surrender documents from World War II; journals of polar expeditions and photographs of Dust Bowl farmers; Indian treaties making transitory promises; and a richly bound document bearing the bold signature "Bonaparte"—the Louisiana Purchase Treaty that doubled the territory of the young republic.
Universitätsbibliothek Johann Christian Senckenberg Frankfurt/Main
With its comprehensive book and manuscript collections, the Johann Christian Senckenberg University Library in Frankfurt am Main is one of the largest and most-used academic libraries in Germany. Some ambitious projects have even earned it an international reputation, such as being a member of the “Collection of German Prints,” the virtual German national library, covering the years 1801 until 1870. The library manages eleven special collection areas as part of the national literature provision system, including “General and comparative literature and linguistics,” “German language and literature,” “Biology, botany and zoology,” “Israel and Judaism,” “Theatre and cinema,” and the Colonial Library.
University of Miami Libraries
University of Miami Libraries acquires, preserves, and provides access to rare and unique scholarly resources. University of Miami Libraries now maintains approximately 50,000 rare books and publications; 500 manuscript and archival collections (representing 10,500 linear feet of materials); 100,000 photographs; 5,000 maps; and 2,000 architectural drawings to support the teaching and research interests of faculty and students.
University of Oxford, Bodleian Libraries
The Bodleian Library, the main research library of the University of Oxford, is one of the oldest libraries in Europe. In Britain, it is second in size only to the British Library.
Yale University Library
With nearly 13 million volumes housed in 22 buildings, the Yale University Library System is the second-largest academic library in the North America, attracting scholars from around the globe.