Gale and Google
With more than 50 million Google Apps for Education teachers and students worldwide, and an average of over 40,000+ Google search engine queries per second , Google is indisputably the place where people get their answers.
As the library continually seeks to be a valued educational partner in communities, schools, and institutions, bringing trustworthy digital content into the natural path of their users has never been more important. To make it easier for people to find and use this relevant, authoritative information, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, has partnered with Google for Education in two ways: providing intuitive integration of popular workflow tools through Google Apps for Education and indexing content in Google Scholar.
This relationship exemplifies Gale’s effort to be a leading provider of educational technology, instructional tools, and content to help our users be successful in school, work, and life.
"When In Context rolled out the integration with Google, that was awesome! Now students can sign in to their Google Account within In Context and save articles into their Google accounts with one or two clicks."
-Richelle O’Neil, Co-Librarian and Leader of District Library and Instructional Technology Team, Prosper (TX) High School
After authentication, students and patrons are able to seamlessly sign in to Gale’s leading products using Google Account credentials, including:
Google Scholar is now indexing selected full-text scholarly periodical content from Gale. Users beginning their research in Google Scholar will discover content from Gale and its partners, and either be taken to the full-text of an article (if authenticated users of a subscribed library) or be directed to an abstract and information on how to access the article through their institution or library. This integration helps researchers easily discover Gale content and will bring users directly to their library’s content. Google Scholar is a free search engine for academic research often used by students and instructors in higher education. For more information about the indexing of Gale content in Google Scholar, visit support.gale.com.
1 Internet Live Stats, “Google Search Statistics,” 2015