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

    Gale’s In Context family of online resources meets the needs of today’s students by combining an easily searchable, mobile responsive design with current, authoritative, media-rich information. Eye-catching, engaging, topical portals – covering Biography, Canada, Global Issues, Opposing Viewpoints, Science, Student Resources, U.S. History, and World History – seamlessly integrate acclaimed content with media-rich, curriculum-aligned materials that span core subjects and 21st century themes.

    • Desktop Portal Home Page

      Opposing Viewpoints in Context homepage with new design (desktop PC)

    • Desktop Portal Home Page

      Responsive design scales content to fit any screen size (iPad Mini)

    • Desktop Portal Home Page

      Topic pages act as curated gateways to authoritative content (Nexus7)

    • Desktop Portal Home Page

      Select "View More" to see additional tools (desktop PC)

    • Desktop Portal Home Page

      View current, authoritative content on any device (iPad Mini & HTC One)


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    Enhanced Experience

    In April 2015, enhancements  to In Context*, GVRL, and the InfoTrac family of resources included increased accessibility for those with disabilities like low vision or blindness, and better usability with streamlined navigation and responsive design. In addition, a new, similar experience among the products allows users to spend more time with content and less time learning navigation and tools. For more information on the upgrades, visit the 2015 Enhancements page.

    Easy to Use

    • An engaging, familiar easy-to-use interface promotes information discovery.
    • The new mobile responsive design allows In Context resources to be used easily and effectively on mobile devices with any screen size - perfect for schools with BYOD or 1:1 initiatives.
    • Tools to bookmark, print, download, e-mail and share online encourage collaboration.


    • Continuously updated, editorially curated topic pages provide an ideal jumping-off point for the research process.
    • Content is organized by type: primary sources, multimedia, newspapers, magazines, references, and more.
    • The resources encourage collaboration between media specialists and teachers in fostering critical thinking and information literacy.

    Key Features

    • Topic Overviews give accurate context to each subject.
    • Factboxes provide a quick overview of biographical and geographical highlights.
    • On-demand text translation into 12 languages accommodates diverse student populations.
    • ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology supports differentiated learning, ELL/ESL students, and those with impaired vision, and can be used in conjunction with text translation.
    • Highlights and Notes allow users to select and highlight important text, add notes, and view, print, or export that information for easy project management.
    • Article recommendations link to related reference articles within the resource.
    • Related Topics and Websites aid discovery of other relevant content   
    • MLA7, APA6, and EasyBib citation tools facilitate understanding of proper use of copyright materials.
    • Search Assist (with “Did You Mean?” functionality) efficiently guides users.

    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

     *Enhancements do not apply to Global Issues in Context