Gale (publisher)

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Gale is a global provider of research and digital learning resources. The company is based in Farmington Hills, Michigan, United States,[2] west of Detroit. It has been a division of Cengage since 2007.

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Parent companyCengage
Founded1954; 69 years ago (1954) (as Gale Group)
FounderFrederick Gale Ruffner Jr.[1]
Country of originU.S.
Headquarters locationFarmington Hills, Michigan
Publication typesPrimary sources, databases, e-books, e-learning, Thorndike Large Print

The company, formerly known as Gale Research and the Gale Group, is active in research and educational publishing for public, academic, and school libraries, and businesses. The company is known for its full-text magazine and newspaper databases, Gale OneFile (formerly known as Infotrac), and other online databases subscribed by libraries, as well as multi-volume reference works, especially in the areas of religion, history, and social science.

Founded in Detroit, Michigan, in 1954 by Frederick Gale Ruffner Jr., the company was acquired by the International Thomson Organization (later the Thomson Corporation) in 1985 before its 2007 sale to Cengage.

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