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

    Designed to support global awareness, Global Issues In Context ties together a wealth of authoritative content that empowers students to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.

  • Key Features

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    Spotlight images

    Global Issues in Context's home page spotlights images flagging new or updated content for more timely research results.
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    Citation tools

    MLA7, APA6, and EasyBib citation tools facilitate understanding of proper use of copyright materials.
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    Responsive design

    A mobile-responsive map tool delivers stronger visual callouts for users when accessing maps on mobile devices.
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    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 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, Syrian Civil War, Genetically Modified Foods, Internet Control and Security, and Privacy Rights.

    Authoritative Content

    • Updated daily with more than 660 geographically diverse full-text newspapers, magazines, and journals for a truly global view
    • 100 Gale proprietary reference titles, including Human Geography: People & the Environment, Junior Worldmark Encyclopedia of World Cultures, Middle East Conflict Reference Library, and Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations.  
    • 250 Country topic pages and more than 400 Issue pages covering:
      • 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


    • Images, videos, and podcasts
    • Interactive maps
    • Thousands of charts and graphs and other statistical information