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Gale resources databases

 Available to the TASIS Community. Contact the US Librarian for log-in details or take a leaflet from the Library.

Students, faculty and staff have access to the following Gale databses: 

            • Biography inContext
            • Global issues inContext
            • InfoTrac newspapers
            • Literature resources center
            • National Geographic kids
            • Opposing viewpoints inContext
            • Science inContext
            • Student resources
            • World history inContext

For instructions on how to cross-search Gale resources click HERE

InContext Toolbox tip sheets

These InContext Toolbox tip sheets are designed to help middle and upper school students prepare a written report. 

  • How to judge information: this document will explain how to judge various types of information used to write reports.
  • How to choose a topic: this document will explain how to choose a topic for your report. 
  • How to create a concept web: this document will explain how to create a concept to jump start  your report.
  • How to read and interpret graphs: this document will explain how to read and interpret graphs, you can use the tips provided in this guide in to create your own reports.
  • How to cite: this document will explain how to cite sources used in your report.
  • Use footnotes: this document wil explain how to use footnotes in your report.

Additional *NEW* resources tip sheets:

To access a specific Gale database, please click on its icon.
 
Biography inContext

Biography in Context brings researches face to face with their subjects via video, audio clips, and images of yesterday and today’s most studied figures.  Built on a foundation of authoritative biographies spanning centuries and continents, this product also incorporates references such as Contemporary Black Biography, Dictionary of American Biography, Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives, and Historic World Leaders, as well as periodicals like New York Times, African American Review, and Presidential Studies Quarterly, making it an ideal resource for literature, history, and other academic disciplines.

For instructions on how to use the database, click HERE.

To view a complete list of all the journals searchable through Gale Biography inContext, click HERE.

InfoTrac Newspapers

InfoTrac offers comprehensive coverage of current events, including national, global and regional perspectives, as well as first-hand accounts of historical events from the following national and local UK newspapers: the Independent, the Guardian, the Observer, the Financial Times, the Daily Telegraph, the Daily Mail, the Evening Standard, City A.M.

For instructions on how to use the database, click HERE.

To view a complete list of all the newspapers searchable through Gale InfoTrac, click HERE.

Science inContext

Student Resources in Context provides holistic topic perspectives by integrating a multitude of content such as reference articles from acclaimed publications like American Decades and periodical and newspaper articles from publications like The New York Times and USA Today. This cross-disciplinary coverage promotes student success across all academic disciplines, as well as support for papers, projects, and presentations that reinforce development of 21st-century skills like critical thinking and problem solving.

For instructions on how to use the database, click HERE.

To view a complete list of all the journals searchable through Gale Science inContext, click HERE.

Word history inContext

World History in Context reaches back to ancient times – and extends to today’s headlines – to deliver a chronicle of cultures and societies across continents and eras. 

Rare primary sources, reliable reference and multimedia put content into context for every researcher. This database includes acclaimed titles from Gale, Macmillan Reference USA and Scribner include Gale Encyclopedia of World History, Encyclopedia of Modern Europe.

For instructions on how to use the database to use the database, click HERE.

To view a complete list of all the journals searchable through Gale World history inContext, click HERE.

Global issues inContext

Global Issues In Context is a multidisciplinary resource that helps students understand current world issues, conflicts and events from a global perspective.

It offers access to a wealth of resources including more than 80 high quality reference works, over 400 newspapers and magazines, and specially prepared overview articles about countries and issues. A wide range of multimedia materials including 40,000 images, 5,000 videos, images, podcasts and interactive maps are also available.

For instructions on how to use the database, click HERE.

To view a complete list of all the journals searchable through Gale Global issues inContext, click HERE.

Literature resource center

Literature Resource Center is a comprehensive literature resource providing a wealth of information on authors, their works, and literary movements. This resource spans all literary genres, including fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, and journalism. In addition to articles, critical essays, and reviews from more than 450 scholarly journals and literary magazines, Literature Resource Center includes content from Gale’s Contemporary Authors Online, Contemporary Literary Criticism Select, and the Dictionary of Literary Biography Online.

For instructions on how to use the database, click HERE.

To view a complete list of all the journals searchable through Gale Literature Resource Center, cick HERE.

Opposing viewpoints inContext

Opposing Viewpoints in Context is Gale-Cengage Learning’s premier resource covering today’s hottest social issues, and is designed to provide users with a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, and creating presentations. This resource offers researchers content that spans many different sources, including viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, court-case overviews, biographies, periodical articles, and many more.

Updated daily, Opposing Viewpoints inContext contains over 15 million records, and, in additional to full-text periodical and newspaper content, this resource includes reference articles from Greenhaven Press, Gale, Macmillan Reference USA, Charles Scribner’s Sons and U•X•L.

For instructions on how to use the database, click HERE.

To view a complete list of all the journals searchable through Gale Opposing viewpoints inContext, click HERE.

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Student resources

Student Resources in Context provides holistic topic perspectives by integrating a multitude of content such as reference articles from acclaimed publications like American Decades and periodical and newspaper articles from publications like The New York Times and USA Today. This cross-disciplinary coverage promotes student success across all academic disciplines, as well as support for papers, projects, and presentations that reinforce development of 21st-century skills like critical thinking and problem solving.

For instructions on how to use the database to use the database, click HERE.

To view a complete list of all the journals searchable through Gale Student Resources inContext, click HERE.

National Geographic kids

National Geographic Kids provides reputable, authoritative, and appropriate content that brings children aged 6-14 the world in a way they have never seen it before. Fun and substantive, National Geographic Kids will take them on amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space.

For instructions on how to use the database, click HERE.

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