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Upcoming Webinars

8/26/21

2:00 PM - 3:00 PM (ET)

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Get the Word Out: School Librarians Share Their Gale Resource Promotion Stories

You've invested time, thought, and budget dollars to create an amazing collection of materials for your teachers and students. Make sure it receives the attention it deserves! Join us in this webinar to hear from school librarians, Christy James (Cha ...

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Recorded Webinars

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For Discus: Supporting Elementary Students Using Gale In Context: Elementary

Let's help elementary students grow their digital literacy skills with Gale In Context: Elementary from Discus! This resource is designed with our youngest students in mind to help with classroom projects and homework; the easy to use interface is a great way to get young learners started on the path to successful research skills. Join us to learn ways to engage elementary age students with Gale In Context: Elementary!

Recorded on 2/26/21

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For Discus: Using Gale Resources to Support CTE Instruction

Duration: 45 Minutes

Are you searching for digital content from Discus to support your Career and Technical Education courses? Looking for a resource to support career searching and resume building? Then you need to watch this webinar recording! We explore Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints as it relates to hot topics within certain industries such as: renewable energy, healthcare, digital media, video games, and hybrid/electric cars. Also, we dive into your NEW resource from Discus, Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep, to delve into career assessments, job exploration and the new resume tools! 45 min.

Recorded on 10/28/20

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Online Learning Tools Within Your Gale Resources

Duration: 30 Minutes

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

Duration: 30 Minutes

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

Duration: 30 Minutes

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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Gale In Context: Biography Webinar

Duration: 30 Minutes

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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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 8/22/19

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Sneak Peek of Gale Enhancements

Duration: 30 Minutes

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

Duration: 30 Minutes

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: 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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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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Gale eBooks - Browsing Titles

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Gale eBooks - Searching for Information

This tutorial will show you how to use Gale eBooks search features to pinpoint relevant entries in Gale eBooks.

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