Gale in Context: Biography

Gale in Context: Biography

When doing a report online, it can be tough to find current, credible biographies on the world’s most influential and historical figures. Fortunately there is Gale in Context: Biography, a service available online with your Rogers Public Library card.

You’ll have access to a large database of famous figures from ancient history all the way up to the modern day. Whether you are looking for information on Plato, Martin Luther King Jr. or Wiz Khalifa, you can find it through Gale in Context: Biography. And best of all, it is continuously updated to ensure users have access to the very latest information!

Each figure has a brief biographical entry and quick facts, but also links you to other biographies, articles in academic journals, current news and magazine articles, primary resources, as well as audio, video and images that you can use to make a report stand out! Many of these resources would be hard to find, or even completely unavailable if you simply tried to google them. Plus, Gale in Context: Biography gives you citation help to make sure you have your sources properly cited.

Integrated with Google, users can save, share and download content from anywhere and on any device through G Suite for Education like Gmail, Classroom, Drive, Docs and more.

So if you’re looking to do a report that is both current and credible with a diverse range of sources, check out Gale in Context: Biography with your library card!

RPL Launches RBdigital Comics

Rogers Public Library has added RBdigital comics to its online collection. RPL card holders now have access to hundreds of comics and graphic novels on RBdigital mobile apps and web browsers.

Patrons of all ages will find something to love in this new collection—from Disney Comics’ beloved characters and stories such as Frozen, Lion King, Star Wars, and Mickey Mouse, to Marvel Comics’ blockbusters Captain Marvel, Spiderman, The Avengers, and X-Men. RBdigital Comics also features other popular titles from top brands, including Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Hellboy, Transformers, Ghostbusters, and My Little Pony.

Patrons can check out comics as an entire volume—rather than having to check out each individual issue—and can instantly read checked-out comics on the RBdigital app or desktop browser.

“The selection really surprised me. There’s quite a few of my favorites and several I’ve been meaning to read for awhile now. The range of different kinds also impressed me. Old comics, newer ones, stuff for kids, stuff for adults, really nice selection.” Evan Day, Teen Librarian

RPL card holders can access RBdigital Comics through the library at

Please contact a library staff member at 479-621-1152 or for more information or for questions.

Here are a few suggestions from Evan our Teen Librarian:

Spider-Man Masterworks

This is where it all began for the world famous webslinger. See Peter Parker’s debut, as well as the first appearance of Dr Octopus, the Vulture, Sandman, and the Lizard. You will also find his first crossover with the Fantastic 4 and more! (Kids and up)

Iron Man: Armor Wars

This story gets less attention than other Iron Man stories like Demon in a Bottle (also available on RB Digital), but many fans also point to this series where Tony Stark finds super villains using his own technology. Lots of great action as Tony Stark gets to fight other armored foes to stop his creations from being used for evil. (Teen to adult)

Unbelievable Gwenpool

Gwen Poole, no relation to Deadpool or Gwen Stacy (not by family anyway) is a comic loving young woman thrust into the Marvel universe who uses her encyclopedic knowledge of Marvel comics and awareness of comic tropes to survive. Knowing she’s likely to be killed off as an extra unless she dons a cape, her adventure begins. Really funny and creative writing by Chris Hastings and cute art by the illustration team of Gurihiru raise this series to another level. (Older teen to adult)

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (IDW)

The latest series of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles comics published by IDW reimagines the Turtles, their enemies and allies in a fresh and creative way. Geared for teen and adult fans, it borrows liberally from every version of the Turtles that has come before, be it the cartoons or comics, adds some of their own characters and ideas, and mixes them together. The result is a story that is both fresh and full of nostalgia for fans. Check it out! (Older teen to adult)

These are just a few suggestions. Can you find some favorites, new and old to check out? Visit to find a comic.


About Recorded Books

Recorded Books is the largest independent publisher of audiobooks in the world, with a catalog of more than 40,000 exclusive titles narrated by award-winning actors. In addition to offering the highest-quality audiobooks, Recorded Books also delivers eBooks, magazines, comics, entertainment services, educational offerings, health and wellness content, and more. The company’s RBdigital app delivers the library industry’s broadest array of digital services to millions of consumers. Recorded Books is an RBmedia company. RBmedia is owned by KKR, a leading global investment firm. Learn more about Recorded Books at