Content, Technology and Tools that Deliver Results
In addition to the easy navigation and quality content
, features and tools within Gale’s most popular resources help foster critical thinking, encourage collaboration and lead to the development of the key study and organisation skills that serve students throughout their lifetime.
Search Assist (with “Did You Mean?” functionality) provides familiar, web-like prompts to guide users.
The topic overviews within the Gale In Context
suite are written by an expert editorial team to provide accurate and age-appropriate context for each subject.
Portal pages bring together a variety of informational texts and formats to help students identify and evaluate content from multiple sources.
Related topics and websites help students discover other relevant digital content.
MLA7, APA6, and EasyBib citation tools help students learn how to use copyrighted materials properly.
Highlights and Notes help students personalise content and support the development of key study and organisational skills. Highlighting and annotations can also be downloaded and exported.
Virtually any page within a Gale resource can be bookmarked by way of a password-embedded URL that never expires—so students can save and share the most useful content confidently.
Users can sign in using their Google Account and then share, save and download via Google Apps for Education such as Gmail, Drive and Docs.
When a user is reading a reference article in a Gale In Context
resource, selecting terms displays links to additional content relevant to the their search. A generation raised with Wikipedia will find the functionality familiar but with the added benefit of the content being trustworthy.
Topic Finder, available within Gale’s InfoTrac and literature resources, helps students think critically about forming search queries by using an engaging visual search result display to help them narrow or broaden their research topic.
The Future Begins Right Now
Students have told us that they want 1) control over the learning process, 2) learning to be relevant and contextually rich and 3) to use a wide range of digital tools, resources and content.
Gale provides a satisfying research experience that meets their needs – while also giving students essential skills in using research tools, forming queries, navigating search results, analysing information and more.