• Gale’s Research In Context is designed to bridge the gap between the Kids InfoBits resource for elementary school students and the subject-specific Gale In Context family, developed primarily for high school and undergraduate students.

    Students in grades 6 to 8 will benefit from an interface that delivers the highly visual design and navigation preferred by younger users combined with the authoritative content and user-focused tool set needed to support middle school assignments and coursework.

    The Research In Context user experience is designed to support the developing information and digital literacy skills of the average middle school student.

  • Key Features

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    Authoritative Content

    A visually engaging homepage helps students easily navigate to featured content and subject categories.
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    Easy to use

    With single sign-on capabilities, students can sign into Research in Context using their Google account credentials without having to remember a separate password. Any user with a Google account can use sign-in to save session information, and any email address can be used to create a Google account. 
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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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    Cross-Disciplinary and Curriculum-Aligned Content

    Bringing together content from the former Discovering Collection, Junior Reference Collection, Student Resource Center Jr., InfoTrac Junior Edition, and InfoTrac Junior Graphic Edition, Research In Context is cross-disciplinary in nature—spanning literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history.

    • Categories cover the most-studied topics — Cultures, government, people, U.S. history, world history, geography, literature, science, and social issues – including nearly 300 topic pages and overviews on the subjects and social issues most studied by and relevant to middle school users as well as science experiments and contextual information for key works and documents.
    • Engaging reference, periodical, and multimedia content — Books, images, biographies, audio, video, magazines, newspapers, creative works, primary sources, and more.
    • Authoritative information sources — Proprietary Gale, UXL, and Lucent titles and content from leading sources like National Geographic, Scholastic, NPR, NASA, AP Video News, and others.
    • Alignment to standards — Contains national and state curriculum standards for grades 6 to 12 in language arts, social studies, and science.
    • New content written explicitly for middle schoolers — Topic overviews on the subjects and social issues most studied by and relevant to middle school users as well as science experiments and contextual information for key works and documents.