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7/16/20

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Market Your Gale K-12 Library Resources

You’ve invested in the creation of an amazing digital collection for your students and teachers; make sure it gets the use it deserves! Join Stephanie Baroni, Gale Marketing Dire ...

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7/21/20

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Create Online Student Connections with Gale

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Recorded Webinars

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For Discus: Enhance Professional Opportunities with Career Transitions!

Gale Career Transitions is designed to provide immediate help for people navigating the economy. Uniquely, it provides a practical and personalized experience for users of all backgrounds and technology comfort levels. Learn how your Discus Gale resource can support your efforts to help users find a new career! This webinar covers how Career Transitions is a complete, self-paced application that walks job-seekers through the entire process from assessing strengths and interests, to exploring new opportunities, to ultimately improving the chances of landing a job. View this recording to learn more about how Career Transitions can empower users in your community!

Recorded on 6/23/20

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Sneak Peek of Gale In Context: Elementary (Kids InfoBits) Enhancements

On May 29th, Kids InfoBits will become Gale In Context: Elementary, and will receive enhancements designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on elementary student success. In this webinar, we'll offer a sneak peek at these upcoming changes.

Recorded on 5/15/20

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Online Learning Tools Within Your Gale Resources

As your school or institution quickly makes the move from in-person courses to online learning, your Gale resources are here to help! Join this webinar for quick tips on common Gale tools and support materials that you can use to help smooth the transition.

Recorded on 3/20/20

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Dig Deeper: Gems in the Gale Databases from Discus

Let’s take a deeper dive into the hidden gems found in your Gale resources from Discus! Exciting new content is always being added to Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints and Gale In Context: Biography. Join this advanced session to discover Interactive Infographics, Viewpoint Essays, Person Search Options, Dual Lexile Level Overviews, Critical Thinking Questions, Graphical Timelines, Mini-Lecture Video Series, and more. This training will focus on the content within the resources for all users. 

Recorded on 2/13/20

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For Discus: Using Gale Resources for Inquiry-based and Project-based Learning

Did you know that you have access to digital resources that support Inquiry-based (IBL) and Project-based Learning (PBL)? Would you like to learn how your Gale resources from Discus can be used during the investigation and data collection for a unit of study? In this session, we will apply the concepts of the instructional models of IBL and PBL to the content, tools and features in your Gale resources. We will explore best practices for not only these two teaching concepts but, also how tools such as: Advanced Search, Text-to-Speech, Highlights and Notes successfully support Scaffolding and Differentiation. Join this session to learn how your digital resources can support classroom instruction! 30 min.

Recorded on 2/04/20

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For Discus: Gale Refresh- In Context Enhancements

Gale In Context resources received interface enhancements that are designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success. (Learn more about these enhancements here: https://www.gale.com/product-enhancements.) In this recorded webinar for Discus, you will learn what has changed with Gale In Context: Biography (previously Biography In Context) and Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints (previously Opposing Viewpoints In Context) and how these improvements help users research smarter, not harder.

Recorded on 10/15/19

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Gale In Context: Biography Webinar

Biography In Context is the first source to turn to for biographical research with periodicals, reference, multimedia, and more covering hundreds of thousands of individuals from all time periods, regions, and professions. This webinar covers basic search and browse navigation, and explores helpful tools for using available content.

Recorded on 10/01/19

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Gale In Context Enhancements

Gale In Context resources are receiving interface enhancements designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success. (Learn more about these enhancements here: https://www.gale.com/product-enhancements.) In this webinar, we'll share what's changing with Gale In Context: Biography (previously Biography In Context), Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints (previously Opposing Viewpoints In Context), and other popular Gale In Context resources and how these improvements will help users research smarter, not harder.

Recorded on 8/01/19

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Sneak Peek of Gale Enhancements

This summer, Gale is releasing experience and design changes across its portfolio of products. These product enhancements are designed to increase access to library resources online, in the classroom and have a greater impact on user success. In this webinar, we'll offer a sneak peek at these changes.

Recorded on 7/18/19

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For Discus: Periodical Content in Gale's In Context Resources

Did you know that your Gale In Context resources from Discus contain periodical content from around the world? Would you like to learn how to help your patrons easily find compelling content from newspapers, journals, and magazines right within your Gale resources? In this webinar, we’ll provide tips for working with search results, explore alternate search paths to produce better results to discover periodicals, and give you new ideas for using these resources! 30 min

Recorded on 4/18/19

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For Discus: Gale Databases for Research from Discus

Looking for a quick refresher on Gale's resources from Discus? Then this session is for you! We'll provide an overview of the resources available (Biography In Context, Kids InfoBits, Opposing Viewpoints In Context, and Career Transitions) and share tips and tricks for getting the most out of these resources! This session will be recorded for those who can't attend.

Recorded on 3/07/19

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For Discus: Discover Gale's Career Transitions Resource from Discus

Discover and explore your new resource available from Discus -South Carolina's Virtual Library – Career Transitions, a complete, self-paced application that walks job-seekers through the entire process from assessing strengths and interests, to exploring new opportunities, to ultimately improving the chances of landing a job. Career Transitions is a turnkey career resource that saves staff time and effort and provides users with an easy-to-use tool to support their job search from start to finish. We’ll look at popular features and talk about ways to integrate this resource into your library. 30 min.

Recorded on 2/11/19

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For Discus: Effective Management of Gale Resources

Your Gale resources from Discus come with a behind the scenes tool called Gale Admin and in this webinar, we'll share what it can do for you! Gale Admin allows you to set databases preferences and access and set up usage reports; we'll walk you through your library's choices and show you how to set up monthly usage reports that are delivered right to your inbox! Recorded for Discus 9-19-18

Recorded on 9/19/18

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Tutorials

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Career Transitions - Browse Career Paths

This tutorial explores navigation of career paths within Career Transitions.

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Career Transitions - Search Schools and Programs

This tutorial shows you how to use Career Transitions to find schools or training programs related to a career of interest.

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Gale In Context: Elementary - Make Learning a Blast

This tutorial shows you how to use Gale In Context: Elementary to discover cool facts and learn about interesting topics.

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Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints - Topic Pages

This tutorial shows you how to use topic pages within Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints to research key issues and topics of debate.

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Additional Material