Chart American History across LiteratureWhether driven by a love of literature or by curriculum requirements, students of American literature gain insight into American history and culture, changing values and beliefs, and the diversity of perspectives represented in American society. In addition, the study of literature enhances vocabulary and improves students' critical writing and analytical skills, which serves them well in their university careers and throughout their lives.
Gale Researcher introduces students to the scope of American literature from the Puritan tradition and colonial period to present day, aligning with survey courses and providing a balance of chronological consideration with genre-themed collections.
Topical Coverage Includes
- Exploration and Discovery
- The Puritan Tradition
- Colonial Period
- Defining a National Literature
- Slavery and Abolition
- American Romanticism
- Realism in American Literature
- Naturalism in American Literature
- The Harlem Renaissance
- American Modernist Poetry
- American Modernist Fiction and Drama
- The Black Arts Movement
- American Postmodern Poetry
- American Postmodern Fiction and Drama
- Contemporary African American Literature
- Contemporary Latino Literature
- Contemporary Native American Literature
- Contemporary LGBTQ Literature
WHAT BOOKLIST SAYS ABOUT GALE RESEARCHER
" This database from Gale offers an array of topics, effective search and browse options, and a streamlined overall blueprint....It is worth noting that each topic in the database has been edited by a subject-matter expert, an aspect that adds greatly to overall effectiveness. Librarians can customize the database experience by adding links to relevant outside resources, both Gale and non-Gale. This is a strong database that offers librarians a range of purchase options."
- Booklist, November 2016
Reviews & Testimonials
“…a great tool for librarians in teaching faculty and students information literacy skills, as well as taking some of the fear from some survey courses.”
“This product looks very useful for both students and faculty. We are just getting into OER and this seems like a perfect fit for our community college students.”
“A good beginning spot for instructional design and student resources.”
"Gale Researcher gives students a reliable starting point that allows them to get going on their project. With its focus, it helps them more efficiently do their research while speeding up the process so they don’t have to spend countless hours searching on the Internet or aimlessly browsing through library resources. Instead, they can get started somewhere and get going very quickly, allowing them to get deeper into the topic faster."
“… a gateway to deeper research,”