• Premier databases that engage learners at school, at home, or on the go

    Current, authoritative, media-rich information — you’ll find it in Gale’s In Context family of online resources, which meets the needs of today’s students with an easily searchable, mobile-responsive design. Eye-catching, engaging, topical databases — covering Biography, Canada, Global Issues, Literature, Opposing Viewpoints, Science, Student Resources, U.S. History, World History, and middle school resource Research In Context — seamlessly integrate acclaimed content with media-rich, curriculum-aligned materials that span core subjects and 21st-century themes.

  • An Experience Designed for Users


    With streamlined navigation, responsive design, and high levels of accessibility for those with disabilities such as low vision or blindness, In Context offers an enhanced experience for all users. Content is optimized for any screen size and any device.

    In addition, a similar user experience among Gale products provides continuity and allows students to spend more time with content and less time learning navigation and tools.

    Integrating the Power of Google into Student Research

    Google Partner
    As a certified Google for Education Partner, Gale uses Google tools in its digital content to support students as they develop key study and organizational skills. By integrating Google Apps for Education – Gmail, Classroom, Drive, Docs, and more – Gale helps educators improve student engagement, encourage collaboration, and foster critical thinking, from anywhere and on any device.

  • Easy to Use

    *Applies to all products.
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    Seamless user login

    Seamless user login providing users access to In Context products* using their Google Account credentials. Any user with a Google Account can use the sign-in feature to save session information, and any email address can be used to create a Google Account.

    *Google integration coming to Global Issues In Context early 2016.

    Improved access

    Once signed in to a Google Account, users can save, share, and/or download content (including bookmarks, personal highlights and notes) using Google tools such as Gmail, Drive and Docs.
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    Google Classroom integration

    Google Classroom share button allowing teachers and students to seamlessly assign or turn in content from Gale’s In Context  to Google Classroom.
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    Information discovery

    In Context home pages provide user friendly spotlight images and flags new and/or updated content that has been added to the resource.
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    Responsive design

    With responsive design, students can easily access In Context resources from anywhere and on any device.

  • Key Features

    *Applies to all products.

    Citation tools

    MLA7, APA6, and EasyBib citation tools facilitate understanding of proper use of copyright materials. Export content into Google Drive and Docs using the Google export button.
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    Highlights and notes

    Highlights and Notes tool help students personalize content and support the development of key study and organizational skills. Highlighted content and annotations can be downloaded and exported for additional use. 
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    Bookmark Tool

    With the Bookmark tool, virtually any page within Gale’s In Context can be bookmarked, by way of a password-embedded URL that never expires, so students can save and share useful content.
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    Translation tool

    In Context’s translation tool allows users from diverse populations to translate content into 12 different languages.
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    Hot spots with details*

    Images on the homepage have hot spots that when scrolled-over show additional content/details associated with that image.

    *Exclusive to Biography In Context and Science In Context.

  • Testimonials & Feedback

    What Gale In Context subscribers are saying: 

    "The portal’s features are user-friendly and engaging, as well as help users in discovery and exploration."
    — University Librarian, Texas

    "I like what I see. Keep moving forward. All the kids want to do is Google, but what you have here gives us good argument to keep buying online reference products. You’re doing great."
    — School Librarian, California

    "This is a great work you are doing to stay in touch with the way students are learning today."
    — College Librarian, Florida

    "You're thinking like the students do!"
    — District Librarian, North Carolina

    "Very timely ... engaging for youth and adults and helpful to promote information literacy skills."
    — Public Librarian, British Columbia