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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: Getting to Know Gale's Biography In Context

Gale's Biography In Context is designed to meet the needs of public, school and academic libraries in the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts and newsmakers. Comprehensive, current, and easy to use, Gale Biography In Context contains more biographies on more than 520,000 people from around the world and throughout history. Whether users want to learn about past and present noteworthy figures for their own personal benefit or need a starting point for more in-depth research on a particular event, country or era, the information presented Biography In Context makes it the first source to turn to for all related biographical research. In this workshop, we'll explore how to get the most out of Biography In Context by taking advantage of all search paths and database tools. Recorded 12-3-18

Recorded on 12/03/18

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For Discus: Kids InfoBits for K-5 Research

Gale's Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It's a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. It features a modern, mobile-responsive, graphical interface which helps kids explore the resource and gain comfort with database searching. In this webinar, we'll explore best practices for browsing, searching, and working with results. Recorded 10-30-18

Recorded on 10/30/18

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For Discus: Gale's Opposing Viewpoints In Context for Students

Gales Opposing Viewpoints In Context, available via Discus, provides a variety digital content in the form of informational texts, primary sources, journals, and multimedia that supports South Carolina's students in a variety of research areas. In this 30 minute session, well explore best practices for use with students and explore the tools that help grow students' information literacy skills. Recorded 10-16-18

Recorded on 10/16/18

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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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For Discus: Opposing Viewpoints In Context Refresher

Looking for a refresher on Opposing Viewpoints In Context? Then this session is for you! Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering todays hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more. Tune into this 30-minute webinar to learn how to find reading level appropriate viewpoint essays, reference articles, current periodicals, multimedia, and more by using Opposing Viewpoints In Context's engaging, streamlined interface! Recorded 4-3-18

Recorded on 4/04/18

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For Discus: Kids InfoBits Refresher

Looking for a refresher on Kids InfoBits? Kids InfoBits is the perfect educational product for today's young learners. It's a content-rich, authoritative, easy-to-use resource featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. It features a modern, mobile-responsive, graphical interface which helps kids explore the resource and gain comfort with database searching. In this webinar, we'll explore best practices for browsing, searching, and working with results. Recorded 3-12-18

Recorded on 3/12/18

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For Discus: Biography In Context Refresher

Looking for a refresher on Biography In Context? Then this session is for you! This online biography resource is designed to meet the needs of public, school and academic libraries in the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts and newsmakers. Comprehensive, current, and easy to use, Gale Biography In Context contains more biographies on more than 520,000 people from around the world and throughout history. Whether users want to learn about past and present noteworthy figures for their own personal benefit or need a starting point for more in-depth research on a particular event, country or era, the information presented in Gale Biography In Context makes it the first source to turn to for all related biographical research. In this workshop, we'll explore how to get the most out of Biography In Context by taking advantage of all search paths and database tools. Recorded 2-5-18

Recorded on 2/05/18

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For Discus: Advanced Searching in Your Gale Resources

Do you need more advanced searching techniques in your Gale resources from DISCUS? Then this session is for you! In this 45 minute session we'll focus on using advanced tools to explore more sophisticated search techniques and functionality to integrate content into course websites. Join Stacey Knibloe, Gale Trainer, to amp up your search techniques! Recorded 9-28-17

Recorded on 9/28/17

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For Discus: Back to School with your Gale Resources

Refresh your skills and content knowledge of your Gale resources from DISCUS to help you prepare for the new school year with this webinar! Your Gale resources provide tools to enrich classroom content and enhance learning outcomes. Well share best practices for getting the most of these resources as well as ideas for drawing users to them with tools like Bookmarks and our Google/Microsoft integration. Join us for this 45 minute webinar! Recorded 8-30-17

Recorded on 8/30/17

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For Discus: Get to Know Your Gale Resources

An overview of your Gale resources from DISCUS. Recorded 2-21-17

Recorded on 2/21/17

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For Discus: Gale to Google in Your Discus Gale Resources!

Using Google Tools in your Gale resources. Recorded 03/21/2016.

Recorded on 3/21/16

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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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Kids InfoBits - Make Learning a Blast

This tutorial shows you how to use Kids InfoBits to discover cool facts and learn about interesting topics.

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Additional Material