• Empower students to understand topics from a non-U.S. perspective

    Designed to support global awareness, Global Issues in Context ties together news, perspectives, reference materials, primary source documents, audio, video, statistics, and more. Through these tools, students are empowered to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.

    Global Screen

    Scope and Depth

    Global Issues in Context spans continents and cultures to bring essential, balanced information to researchers across many academic disciplines. Integrating news, global viewpoints, reference, country information, primary source documents, videos, statistics and more in a single search, Global Issues in Context not only focuses on broad issues such as poverty and nuclear proliferation, it also prompts a close appraisal of targeted issues, including the North Korea/South Korea conflict and the Fukushima disaster.

    Authoritative Content

    • Updated daily with more than 570 geographically diverse, full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals for a truly global view
    • 250 Country topic pages and more than 400 Issue pages in the following categories:
      • Business and Economics
      • Conflict and Diplomacy
      • Environment and Climate Change
      • Government, Politics, and Law
      • Health and Medicine
      • Science and Technology
      • Society and Culture
      • Women, Children, and the Family
    • 100 Gale proprietary reference titles, including Countries of the World and Their Leaders YearbookHuman Geography: People & the Environment, Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Middle East Conflict Reference Library, and Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations.
    • More than 3,000 exclusive commentaries provide the background information and guidance necessary to understand a given topic.

    News and Multimedia

    • Videos, podcasts and streaming audio
    • Easy-to-search image galleries
    • Interactive maps
    • Thousands of charts and graphs and other statistical information