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Free Resources: Thomson Gale Materials to Celebrate, Educate During Hispanic Heritage Month

Posted Sep 14, 2006
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From September 15 to October 15, 2006, Thomson Gale will celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month by offering free or trial access to a wealth of resources, educational activities, and authoritative information about the history, influence, and achievements of the Hispanic culture. Also included with these resources is information on Thomson Gale's Opposing Viewpoints print series and its Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center. Both versions of this online library of current event topics include issues facing today's Hispanic culture, such as immigration.

Visitors to the Thomson Gale Web site will find activities, biographies, links, music, a quiz, a timeline, and featured Thomson Gale titles to complement classroom learning and assignments about Hispanic history, culture and people:

Activities - Partake in Hispanic customs and celebrations with activities designed around important holidays and events at
Biographies - Read articles on notable Hispanics at
Featured Titles - Celebrate the rich and diverse heritage of Hispanic America with these timely titles from Thomson Gale and its imprints at
Links - Explore suggested reading and links to other credible Web sites at
Music - Discover the influences of some of the most popular Hispanic music genres at
Quiz - Test your knowledge of Hispanic Heritage at
Timeline - View an historical timeline of events, beginning in 1492, that helped shape the Hispanic culture and the United States, at

Throughout Hispanic Heritage Month, visitors will be given a free trial of two of Thomson Gale's Spanish-language databases, Consulta and ¡Informe! . Consulta is a Spanish-language collection of references, magazines and primary documents that can be searched using an English or Spanish menu. With full-text articles from the most popular Spanish-language magazines, ¡Informe! is specifically designed to meet the research needs of Spanish-speaking users and researchers looking for quality Spanish reference material.

Source: Thomson Gale,

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