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Last Updated: October 21, 2022

For TexShare: Discover Gale In Context Resources

Gale In Context Resources from TexShare make it easy to explore class topics, and find sources for student assignments that are sure to impress. Videos, articles from premium publications, encyclopedia entries, primary sources, and more allow students to investigate everything from social studies and science to literature and history in one easy-to-use resource. View this session to learn how the Gale In Context resources can support classroom learning, homeschool and homework help, and coursework. The training session is for public librarians and will also cover some higher education focus of study for specific resources.
Duration: 60 Minutes
My name is Tammi Burke, and I am your gale trainer.

Any questions that you have throughout the session. please feel free to use that.

Q. and a box. I am going to launch a quick poll here, and if you could answer the question that'd be really helpful, and I will also share a little bit of an introduction of this session.

So you should see that launch right now for this session today's training will be a deeper dive into your gale in context resources.

I will be sharing a best practices for using content tools and features with your users in your library.

We're going to talk about how robust enriched the content that you have available within these resources, including great academic journals.

We have awesome multimedia available within these resources.

Audio files, images, videos, and so much. more. and i'm going to share all of that with you along with our tools and features and our workflow tools that we have available.

Okay, So it looks like we have about 22% of our attendees today are public library, and 78% are academic library.

So welcome and thank you all for joining us today, and that helps me decide.

I was making a decision between 2 resources, so I think I am going to go one way rather than the other.

So I just wanted to share that poll with you real quick

Okay, So let me go through our our brief agenda that we have here on what we will be covering today.

We are starting with access to the text, Share gale resources. hopefully you're you are already using our ready to use your direct Urls for the resources we want to make sure that your reports when you do run your usage reports you

are seeing them for your site. So it's really important to use your individual libraries direct urls, and i'll share with you where you can go to find that information.

It's really quite simple and it's organized for you on a support page.

I will cover an overview of the Gale In context resources, and then we are going to spend the majority of our time exploring the content, the features, and the workflow tools.

So the beauty of your gale resources is i'm able to jump into multiple resources because the tools and features are the same across all of your gale resources.

So that makes it really simple. So what I share with you in one is a shared tool and feature in another resource.

Any questions that you have, please feel free to ask in that.

Q. and A. box, and I will leave you with where you can locate additional training materials and contact information for folks at Gale, and also my contact information.

First let's talk about access to your texture resources you can go to the support site. it's very simple.

It's support. Gale com forward Texture and I can share that with you in the chat box.

Let me just pull it up here real quick

So this will take you to the site, and I will post this in the check.

This is also really good site to bookmark. If you are adding bookmarks onto your browser, this is a good one to bookmark.

You can see sign in and find your library name here from the list, and then, once you click, proceed it'll take you to your product list, and your direct Url will be with your location.

Id embedded into it will be available. here. so you'll have those links you can export the entire links into a spreadsheet if you choose to, and want to Add those to your library.

Website. You also have your ebook lists and mark records are available training.

This will be all of the recorded webinars and upcoming trainings that we have scheduled.

Marketing materials are organized by product for you, and then you have State links, technical documents.

So we, since we have a lot of academic folks on the line, I will let you know that those technical documents you're going to find I'm a lot of tools that you need in your libraries.

We have discovery. We have authentication so easy proxy.

If you're using that, we have all of those technical documents ready to go for you, plus a few others we've created specifically to support our academic libraries and also public libraries. So be sure to check out those technical documents we've

added hopefully, What you need If you don't see what you need that's where your customer success manager can come into play, because chances are we?

Have it. We just added talk to our academic team here at Gale, and they shared.

Okay, this is what academic libraries are asking for most.

So we added that information. There, Galeen context resources. So let's take a look at what you have available.

So you do have for our public libraries. You do have the what we call the building blocks.

So you have Gale In context, elementary middle school and high school I'd also like to point out as a former educator you for those students that are going into education at the academic level or higher. ed level.

You do also still have these 3 oops, these 3 resources available.

So Gale In. If you have any students that are going into elementary education, Gale In context, elementary can be a great tool for them, too, as they're building their lesson plans.

That's something I know I had to do while I was learning to be a teacher.

So, and that was many years ago. But we do have these tools available for those students, too.

And then below. I want to point out additional in context resources.

You have Gale in context by Oh, before I do. these 3 are cross, curricular, general reference.

So elementary. Middle school, High School elementary is K. through 5 middle school, 6 through eighth grade, and high school is ninth through twelfth grade.

You also have a gale in context biography that is used at all levels.

I will say if you're coming from a public library and you're, offering homework help, or you have home schoolers coming into your library.

Biography is a little bit higher level, it does it is designed more for our high schoolers, but we do have middle schoolers that use it, and also at the college level.

So, and i'll talk to you about content levels that are available.

So if you do have some middle schoolers that are using this resource, you can filter down to see what content we have at their content level.

You're going to find a lot of great biographical information in middle School for your middle schoolers.

But again more for our high school, and also our higher Ed Gale.

In context science. Same thing. it's used at middle school high school and also at higher Ed level.

We've got great information available here. periodical content academic journals, and I say they're designed more for our high school and college because of those academic journals that are available in biography science of course, supposing

viewpoints. These 2 you should be somewhat familiar with, because you had access to them before All of the new and context resources were added.

But I did want to mention that you do still have them available.

Posing viewpoints is your Procon hot topics?

Contrary issues. you're going to find here in this resource.

Environmental studies is fantastic for those environmental courses that you're adding at your higher ed level.

It's also used at the high school level not so much at the middle school, but I mean i'm not saying it can't be.

It just is used more at that high school, and really into the college level courses.

And then we also have Gale In context college. So you do have the subject.

Categories are geared towards our students at the higher Ed level.

We also have great topic pages available within this resource case overviews and all that multimedia content.

And it's organized in the in context platform where if you have your users that are starting to use it at the elementary level.

They feel very comfortable in that resource. So this is really great.

For those first year and second year students and not saying that they can't find more. and when they move on through those those higher level classes, but they get a little bit more specialized as they go, so it really is beneficial

for your first and second year students. Okay, let me know if there are any questions about these resources.

We are going to jump into a few of them today, and I want to spend the majority of our time in there before I do.

I want to talk to you about what you are going to find within all of your in context resources.

It is trusted reference top periodicals and multimedia videos, images, audio.

You're going to find great primary sources you're going to find creative work.

Statistics, experiment activities all available within your resources to support curriculum standards, and also what's being studied at the higher Ed level.

In courses we have frequently studied topics and history and world cultures, science, health, literature, and the arts.

Then to enhance teaching and learning. we do have the Google and Microsoft integrations.

So I know Texas schools use Google I am not sure and if there's anyone that would like to share this information in the Q.

And a If you're using microsoft at the higher ed level.

I know here in Michigan. it's a little bit of a mix, because students are still comfortable in Google, but they are transitioning to Microsoft, But we have both available within our resources.

You also have the ability to print download and email any content.

And then we have the great highlights and notes feature, which is fantastic for all levels of users.

So within your in context resources, you have the ability to search or browse for content.

You can explore that content, and then view and share your results.

So keep those in mind and i'm going to model all of those best practices with you, and all of the tools and features that we have available in your in context resources.

Some of those I want to mention before I show them to you is how to share content.

So you have the ability to use the get link feature, and this get link feature can be used at a topic page level.

It could be used as a individual like If you wanted to share all of the academic journals for a certain topic, you can use a git link tool all the way down to the document level.

If you have any users that are using Google classroom, it is available.

It is integrated into the resources a lot of times. What we see is a lot of live guides being used at the higher Ed and public library, and also learning management systems.

So we are integrated into learning management systems, such as canvas D 2 L.

We have that integration available. There is some setup on the backside, but we will live right there where your students and faculty are working.

So know that that integration is available. You just have to add those direct or add the Urls into your systems.

If you have a tech person in that works with your library or at your university or community college, please have them reach out, or you can connect them to your customer success manager, and they can help with that process.

There's a couple things you need in gale admin like the secret and key to get those things set up.

We also have single sign-on capability with Google and Microsoft class link and clever.

If you have any folks using using those. but with the learning management systems, you have that single single sign on capability.

Also. So I wanted to mention that, and then we have the sun to feature, which is sending by.

You can send it to Google Google drive Microsoft. one drag.

You can also email and download content. We have great tools to support accessibility, and these are shared tools and features across all of your gale resources, including the one file periodical resources that you have access to.

You have the ability to translate into over 40 languages, you can increase or decrease the font size.

You have the listen options. So students and faculty members can listen to that text being read aloud to you also your public library patrons, and i'll talk about resources that I do suggest for public library patrons in your in context.

suite, and then the display options so display.

Can. You can change the font on the screen and so much more, and i'll model that for you today to encourage that analysis is the highlights and notes, tool and this is used at all levels it promotes deeper learning But you have that option.

To color code. You have that option to annotate and only if you just want the what you've annotated or highlighted, you have the ability to just save or print download sun to Google or microsoft just what

you've highlighted within a marked-up document.

So So i'll talk more about that and best practices for for utilizing that resource or that tool to develop research skills or continue to develop research skills.

We have topic pages which are available within your in- context resources they're curated collections of information.

We look at usingage, we talk to you all in at the library.

And what is trending in your library. Our content editors are working high to cure it hard to curate that collection of information.

We also look at curriculum standards. So for those of you coming from a public library supporting home schoolers, we have great connections to curriculum standards.

Topic finder is a visual representative of your search results and it's interactive.

All of our users love topic finder for a variety of reasons, and i'll talk to you when i'm in that re or in that tool a little bit more of how it's being used with our users and

Then, though you have the citation tool, all of our documents, images, videos already have the citation attached.

You have the ability to change the format. We have Mla, Apa, Chicago, and Harvard all available, and we also have separately the citation tool.

So if you just need the citation, you have the ability to just pull that, too.

I had mentioned learning management systems, and this is what it looks like when you embed content into your learning management system.

On the left. We have canvas where i've embedded an article.

The nice thing is is, once you add your resources, your gale resources to your learning management system.

It does. They do live in the global navigation. But if I were to create a brand new assignment, I would have the ability to embed content from that assignment right into or my gale resource, right into my assignment same thing

with multimedia. Here I embedded a video.

This was for schoology, but this is a screenshot with the same idea.

And again. your customer, success manager, can help with all that there any questions.

Let me know I should see one pop in. So as I go to share my screen, and we are going to start with Gale In context biography.

I will take a look at this question real quick. Okay. Get like

Can you append that easy proxy to link automatically?

I just tested the link and included our libraries.

Id but then ask for the dial up password.

When I accessed it off campus so there's a couple options, I will suggest that you reach out to your customer success manager.

If you have an easy proxy, we can. and if you, that page that I originally shared with you when you were finding your direct Urls, if you go to the very bottom of that product, list, if you want to do this on your own

without Csm help. But if you go to the very bottom of that product list, it has information about easy proxy.

Also those technical documents there's a technical document about easy proxy.

If you want to embed your password that's a whole nother conversation that capability is available.

If you're protecting it behind a single sign-on I would suggest that.

But those are things there's all kinds of different access and options that you have available, that your customer success manager can talk you through.

And so if you want to reach out to them in fact i'll put their email address if you want to send them a quick email while i'm training, I can do that i'm real quick here in the chat

There you go, so you can reach out to them. But a lot of that information is available on that gale support site, too.

But thank you for asking my let me know if you have any other questions, and i'm happy to stay on the line at the end.

If you want me to go over any of the some more support materials that we have available, just let me know.

Okay, So let's start talking about Gale In context biography and there's a few things I want to point out with this resource and make sure that you're aware of.

So I did sign in as soon as you sit down in all of your Gale resources.

I don't know if you've had an opportunity to sit through any of our other trainings that we've had.

But all of our gale resources You're going to see this ability to sign in with Google or Microsoft right at the top.

You also have the ability to translate the navigational tool.

So these tools in the contextual toolbar. If I wanted to choose a different language than English, I have 34 different options available, and that will help guide me through this resource.

If I have those translated for me, it does make it a little bit easier, and you do also that's separate.

That translation is separate than translating a document at the document level is where we have over 40 languages available.

So you have 2 different options available here to translate both the platform itself or the interface, and also the document. and i'll show you the document when we get to that.

Point a few other things I want to point out. Of course, you have your basic search and advanced search here available.

Our contextual toolbar. The tools will change here, depending on what I need.

Few things I want to point out. If I wanted to browse all the topic pages.

We have this Browse People section. we have over 5,000 topic pages available.

Person. search is also here. I really like person search within this resource and i'll share that with you. If you're curious about what title is, or you need to have those title list posted on your library site or in your live

guide. You have the titleists available and all of our gale resources.

You're going to find that title list right here in that contextual toolbar on the homepage when, and I will share with you.

If you do go into title list there is also there's 2 tabs, it'll take you right to those title lists.

But there's also an additional tab there that you'll want to check out.

That is additional information regarding those title lists, so be sure to check out both of them.

Search history, self-explanatory. If I do any searches, I have that search history, that I can go back to, and it is session based.

So when I log out that will be cleared and here's your git link and highlights and notes tools that I've already briefly mentioned, and we'll go into those a little further throughout the session, on the

homepage. we have the people of interest. So this is scrolling.

We have 5 available, and this chat once a month we're going to find additional.

And these are topic pages that are linked out. So if I see someone here in this per people of interest, section, I can quickly jump to their topic page.

Remember those topic pages are a curated collection of information.

That is organized for you on individual people and looks like we've got a good sampling here available

Okay, is there a way to link to Gale one file in forming academical with the interface language already in Spanish?

Yes, there is Cindy. it is a setup in Gale admin, and the preference section, and you would have to, and I know i'm probably talking way over your head right now.

But it is available in Gale Adam. You would have to go to preferences and go individually to Gil one file and form a academic, and you can set that language as Spanish.

I will say it takes once you set that for your users.

It does take a little bit for it to. I think it like about 20 min or so.

It will change Oh, perfect, great so i'm and that makes me very happy that you've used scale admin so look in that preference section.

But you'll want not general you'll want the individual resource preferences and click in and form the academic.

Oh, and it's right there ready to go for you so on the We do have these images at the top, and then we have these categories below subject categories below and you will see your in context resources are all organized like

this The differences between like say, elementary and middle school is they're designed for our younger users.

So we have a lot more images connected to the homepage elementary.

If we have time i'd like to jump in that at the end.

But elementary, has a topic tree, because our students at that level are more pointing and clicking.

Middle schoolers are about 50 over 50 they're pointing and clicking through the images and topic pages, and some are doing searches at the high school level, and higher.

Ed. they're more more active researchers and also have searched through Amazon and Google, and so they're more.

They are more familiar with using that basic search, and I will say and as with so many academic folks on the line, you're probably going to say absolutely, I always share with with our schools and also our public libraries.

If you have the ability to teach your users about advanced search at all, they really need to learn that, especially before they go to the higher Ed level, because at the academic level, they have access to so many more resources, on digital resources, and now with so

much being on online. Even their textbooks are an ebook format.

Students are much more research, savvy and much more comfortable with utilizing the digital tools that they have available.

So teaching them how to use. Advanced search is a very great skill for all users to learn

Okay, Henry, i'm not really sure What you could you clarify that a little bit more.

That question. I If you're talking about the subject headings here on the homepage, i'll I want to share that this is where I'm going with this resource.

These are created by our content editors. but within biography we have so many more of available.

So let me show you what I mean by that. So we do have these subject categories on the homepage, but they change periodically because we have a very, very long list of subject categories for biography.

This one is a little bit different than your other resources. Where you do have more subject categories available.

I have the ability to browse all 5,000 over 5,000 topic pages that we have on people, or I can go right into.

If I wanted to go to notable women I could do that and it would take me to what's organized for me.

346 different topic pages. but let's say I want to go to browse.

All people remember that's here and it's in that contextual toolbar.

What i'm talking about is so this has all over 5,000 topic pages.

They are alphabetical. Anything that's been new or updated?

Has this orange tag, but what I was talking about is on the homepage.

We have some subject categories that change because we have this very, very long list available.

So you could see we there's no way we could fit this on the homepage.

It wouldn't be beneficial to our users at all, but they can jump in here and find let's say I wanted to filter down to

Let me go down further. holocaust literature and it'll take me to a very much smaller portion of information which is really helpful when you're drilling down or today.

We are actually going to go into American first. ladies same idea.

So you either have that list. You can search through, or you have these smaller where you can filter by topics and find that smaller list.

I also want to point out if your users are coming in and doing a quick search, and they're putting in, and we're gonna do, Eleanor Roosevelt, you can see here at the top of my list.

I have some names that are bolded and they're at the top.

That is telling me that I actually have topic pages available.

So do we have more content than just what's on these topic pages available Absolutely.

There may be someone here that you're doing a search on that we we have some information on, but we haven't created a topic page on that person yet.

So you will find even more than what's available in the topic pages available within this resource.

So let's go into eleanor roosevelt

Okay, topics search based on what i'm talking about across all databases.

So you're asking if you can change the subject headings for the subjects that are linked out on the homepage.

Is that correct, Henry? Those are if that's the case those are again created by our content.

Editors, each so as far as changing those subject headings No it's something that's created on by our content.

Editors across all the databases with their subjects, specific editors that work very hard on those resources.

But if you wanted to one option that i've seen with our especially our higher ed users in Lib. guides is, they have created pages within their lip guides, and and have linked out either to specific content or specific topic

pages that are available on their live guide, helping, organize that information by subject the way that they would like to so keep that in mind as an option, because you have that git link tool where you can curate your own collection of information

and share it with your students on your lib guide and I work with a university in Florida very closely, and and they've done a fantastic job with their with their live guide for to support students that way But They also

give access to the full resource, so they've done both. they have a widget or an icon available for the full resource.

But then they've also kind of curated that collection for their students, based on subjects that are being studied, and they know that our their students are working on in their library, so that might be really helpful that also goes along with

public libraries for your programming. So keep that in mind that you can utilize that git link tool to.

Really, you know, customize us how you want to within your library website, or your or your lip guide.

If you're using that or even your learning management system okay So let's talk about this topic, Page any let me know if you have any other questions.

I'm happy to stay on the line too at the end of the session.

If you want to talk further. So, looking at the results, I want to point out a few things.

All topic Pages have an image and an essay overview.

And this is really a great place for users to get started.

And and this goes for public library patrons who that are coming in.

There's the buy this resources. It has great biographical information available, and you're also going to find some quick facts available here.

These are being updated all the time. I have an example that I wanted to share with you about some actor actually that just passed away.

And how quickly were we change that information on the page. So we do have all of the content types here in the center of the page.

I have the ability to search within my results. So this would just search for through the items on this topic.

Page which can be really helpful to users you also have featured. content, featured, content is hand selected by our content editors.

So i'm seeing that there are 5 different could be a document, an image video that they've linked out here.

But you can see we have some primary sources. We have images.

We have videos. we have some academic journals available audio files, websites, related topics related topics are related topic pages.

So i'm going to scroll down and share with you a couple items on this page before we jump into another subject.

I do want to filter content, too. So you understand that.

So I have some related topics at the bottom and these are related topic pages to the one that i'm on for our academic journals.

Now this one doesn't have as many when I jump into some of our other topic, pages in biographies do.

But you're going to find more academic journals related to environmental studies and opposing viewpoints and those resources.

But we do have some of available here. But one thing I want to point out is, we do have them.

If they are a peer. reviewed academic journal, which I know is important at not just the higher Ed level, but also with our schools.

We have those checkmarked, and you can see right in the summary those peer review journals, and you have also the ability.

Let me go into, let's go into biographies you have the ability to filter down your results.

So if I wanted to filter to just peer review journals, If I had a much longer list of academic journals, I could do that by using this selecting this box here below my my filter. my results.

Okay, I have all i'm gonna click on all content types because I have different filter options on the right hand side.

I know the ability to filter by publication date. I really like to use publication date when I am in any newspapers or magazines.

Even some of the audio files, but really with newspapers and magazines.

I really like to use that publication date and maybe filter to the last year.

You have the ability to filter by subject, I can multi-select and filter by document type.

So maybe your students or your users are looking for brief articles.

Or maybe you want to highlight this in your library programming.

You want to highlight all the letters to the editor or maybe there's some interviews you want to highlight. you can filter down by those types of tools or those types of documents.

We have publication titles. So if I want to, just everything from the New York Times, I can filter down, and it will filter all of my content at once.

Newspaper sections, i'm seeing here because i'm in all content types.

I will also see it when I click into the content type of newspapers. I'll have the ability to filter by newspaper sections for those that are supporting home schoolers or homework help.

We have lexile measure, and you can multi-select those and content level to.

So if you happen to have some middle schoolers coming into your library, the Content Level 3 would be really helpful for them.

Force our high school fives, our Upper High school, and also undergrad level to.

So we have all those different levels available within this resource, and I also have the ability to search within.

So I can search within. this resource and or i'm search again, just like I can on that homepage, even if I filter down some content.

So let's say I filter by I want to filter down to just the brief articles Now I can just search within this content.

I have available, or I can just select Peer reviewed journals, which is going to take me pretty much to my academic journals.

But at this point I filter down my content to just all my brief articles.

If I wanted to share that, if i'm a faculty member I want to share that with students.

I can use the get link tool and git. Lake again provides that persistent Url back to any spot within the resource, even filtered content.

If I wanted to take my students to all of my information on Eleanor Roosevelt, I would use the get link tool to filter or to share this information.

This topic page with them, and I can do that also at the document level.

Okay, so i'm gonna share with you and go into the next resource, because I want to work through as many resources as possible and cover as much content as possible.

But before I leave this one, I want to share one more tool again. you're going to find the tools that I've already shared across all of your gale resources.

But I want to share persons search with you, because this also covers all known.

As So if I were to put in a person's name I have that option here where I can put in a specific person's name, and then it would show me additional information or if they're also known as this is really great

for a variety of different folks. we've got great activists information. I I've discovered where you have a lot of known, as also known, as also with all of our authors, that we have available or artists or actors, or those

types of folks. you're going to find that also known as even some of our scientists and inventors will have multiple names.

In here, too, We have some prelimiters that you can select before you conduct your search you can select gender.

So if I was looking for a female, and I have nationality or ethnicity, I can also put in occupation.

So maybe I want a female poet and We have all different types of occupations available here from

I'm trying to think some of the ones i've done from saints to werewolf's.

I mean, we have a little bit of everything you want to look for activists.

You want to look for feminists, you want to look for that type of information.

Look use the occupation tool inventors scientists and if you want to provide that broad, especially if you want to bring this into your programming and your library, or, as as I mentioned, you're coming from a higher ed library, and you know that a

certain subject is being studied within some of the courses of available there.

And maybe you have a women study course that you want to support.

Utilize our biography, Galen context, biography, tool and all the content you have available here.

I click, search, and i'm going to get a long list of all of those female poets.

Okay, when I click into here's an example of also known as so we have some author information.

It's alphabetical and we'll have multiple pages so you can go.

You can see i'm just in the a's here on the first page.

I can show more results here, and continue to work through this content.

When I select that writer's name is when I am going to see all of the content related to them.

So let's choose, and we may not have a topic page on this person and this one we don't we have 5 magazine articles available.

For this author for this poet. Okay, alright so i'm gonna go from here into environmental studies.

Did you leave the input? field blank? I did leave it blank.

Yeah, I did. I use a wild card in person? search I left it blank and just used my filters.

You're welcome I definitely. if there's one thing if you join any of my sessions.

I like to keep things broad and drill down after, because I know I have that capability after to use my filter, your results tool to drill down and find what I want.

But if you are coming from a higher Ed library, or you have some very active researchers in your public library, They may want to put in that information and find it quickly.

But for training when i'm showing you everything I possibly can I do tend to keep it broad and drill down after so.

But I also one of those people like to see everything I have available.

So that could be a little bit of it too, alright let's go into environmental studies.

Let me know if you have any other questions on that resource.

I do have this one already open. I am signed in, and I want to talk to you about this resource.

So gale in context, environmental studies as you can see once you get used to, or your users get used to your in context resources, they are going to expect to see the same layout, and they will find these topic pages available.

This time i'm going to use a tool another search option so basic search and advanced search are available.

I'm going to use topic finder so advanced search i'm topic.

Finder lives under advanced search in all of your resources, that some of your resources, like your one file resources, it lives on the homepage, your literature, resources.

It lives on the homepage, but on our in context resources, because we have those subject categories and topic pages on the homepage.

We do have it live behind in advanced search, but across all of your resources, if you go into advanced search, you also will find topic finder there, and you have publication search available.

You may see subject subject search available, depending on which resource you're in.

You have a few different advanced searching options So topic finder is a visual representation of your search results.

It's interactive i'm going to use renewable energy

There we go, so I put in that search term. It pulls back these tiles.

I also have the wheel option, so that visualization here at the top I can select it's defaulted to tiles.

And what this is being, how this is being pulled in it's looking at the resources, looking at the first 100 words, it's looking at the top results, and it feeds them into a algorithm.

So this is more of that keyword search those top hits that you're going to find available within this resource.

So the tiles are organized here. the the larger the tile, the deeper the color, the more information we have under that subject.

Heading. We have these that have little 3 dots that means that we just couldn't fit renewable energy water resources into that little tile.

But I can definitely drill down. I can go into energy management or renewable energy projects.

Global warming focus on new studies i'm going to go in i'm going to keep it broad and go into energy industries.

I think that's what I picked and it drills down. Yeah, and energy industries, and it drills down and shows me this content.

Now I have 89 results, but I can drill down a little further.

Maybe I want just the technology Now, i'm at 25 different results.

Now this could be like, Maybe I want to go to fossil fuels.

Now I'm at 7, and it can be anything documents images videos.

It's pulling in all of this content into this interactive tool for your users to utilize.

And again, this is available in your gale resources. So it is a search option that is available.

When I click into a document and i'm just going to select this top one or this this one here, and I want to show you some tools that you have available.

Now I do have tools to support accessibility. so let me talk to you about those.

So once I click into a document at the document level, I do have the ability to translate the text into over 40 languages.

I have the ability also. I shared you with you it's on the top of your page as soon as you log in the ability to translate the interface.

But we also offer it here to so that's an option I don't know how often it's used there.

I feel like it would be used more here at the top of the page, but it is available under that translate tool.

I have the ability to decrease or increase the font size.

I have the ability to change the display option, so I can change the color behind the text.

I can change the font. I need open dyslexic.

I can increase the line, letter and word spacing. So this helps support many of your users.

Or maybe you want to use open sands is easier for for your users to read, and they want to use that font.

So there's a couple different options available. the nice thing is is once I click into a document and set this up.

It will stick with me throughout my entire session soon as I close out of my session, close my browser.

Then it would be cleared. But I once I set it up in one document.

It's stays with me that tool to support accessibility is available

Okay, we also have the Listen. feature where you can listen to the text being read aloud to you.

If you've translated to say spanish and then click that listen feature, it will read it to you in Spanish.

You also have the ability on the right hand side. Here we have our quicksand options.

So you have Google drive Microsoft one drive email download and print.

I should say download imprint Yes, and then they're also here in the contextual toolbar.

So this explore panel will change and I think henry that might be what you're talking about.

This explorer panel will change depending on where i'm at so this resources showing me different.

It looks like it's from the monthly energy review from June, May, and April, but it depends on which which resource I'm.

In or which document i'm in so that explore panel provides supplemental information based on the document I'm in, and it also I, If there's any document images related subjects, if the document is quite long I may

see a table of contents here for the document or article contents.

It'll say all those options are available let me see i'm going to go into renewable energy.

I'm just going to do a basic search and use the topic page here, and a reason why i'm using this topic pages.

Because I want to show you a couple different things so in our environmental studies, you are, and I want to.

I'm just going to check this and see Okay, so here's an example of the explore panel more like this, and I can view related articles.

So this can take me to a list of at the bottom.

I have a list of different articles available that are related to This is a topic overview that i'm on, and you can see here's my display options that stuck with me.

Let me go back up, and I wanna change this to back to default settings.

So you have those types of I think that's the links you were asking about and then on the topic pages 2.

You're going to find this is a little different in environmental studies compared to your other in context resources where we have some case studies.

That's our first box here rather than that featured section that I've had have in my other in context resources.

I also, if there's conferences you're going to find that available.

If there are any say vetted websites which this one does, it has one website available.

And then again, those related topic pages are at the bottom.

Here I have 778 academic journals.

So again if I wanted to click into a case study. But then I decided, you know what I want.

My academic journals. I want to take a look at those and what content I have available.

Maybe I want to share all my case. Studies with my students are with my faculty members or patrons.

I can do that, I can use the get link tool and create a persistent Url back to all of these 80 case studies.

I can filter I. So I have this sort by option. by newest.

I have document, level and content level also, but it is set to relevance it's defaulted to that.

But I can set it to newest. I can go into my academic journals if I just wanna share these, I can utilize my get link tool here and again.

Google classroom is used more at the school level, but I do want to share anywhere I can use.

Get link. I can also use Google classrooms. So if we have any public library patrons that are working with teachers or working with future teachers.

This is a great tool to share, and that goes for higher ed folks, too.

You have future teachers i'm sure i'm at your university or community college, and these are helpful tools for them to learn to use as they continue through their education and hopefully get a job.

Okay, So you have all those tools available. Also, I want to point out you have topic finder here.

So if you wanted to pull this this content specifically, even if I filtered it down, I can pull that into topic finder and still use that visual tool.

Alright, Okay, let me know if there are any other questions.

I talked about. Oh, one more feature I wanna share with you is utilizing our highlights and notes.

Tool. But let's go into i'm going to go into Gale In Context college for that one.

If there's any other questions about environmental studies, please let me know you have all again those topics on the homepage, and if I wanted to browse all my issues, we call them issues in this resource they're all

listed here, And these are again those topic pages that we have available that are curated.

Collections of information already done for you available within the resource.

Okay, i'm gonna use my product menu to access scaling context college.

And where you always find your product. menu I already had it open. But up in the upper left-hand corner.

You have the view product menu it's a quick way to jump between your resources and filter to just in context or just periodicals.

It is available in all of your gale. resources it's in the upper left hand corner.

Okay, alright. So within this resource, I just want to share the homepage.

You can see the information. here. we have over a 1,000 topic pages available or organized by subject category, and we just show 3 here on that homepage

I want to go into women's rights maybe I have a women's, studies, course, or I want to highlight this in my programming at my library.

I have women's rights topic page A. few things I want to point out here is again that featured content that you have hands selected information by our content editors.

But we also have, If we have any primary sources, this one we happen to have only 3 case overviews here.

We have some critical essays and some creative works available images. News.

I want to point out that your video files do have the transcripts attached to them.

So for all of your video content You're going to find this one's from the New York Times.

You're Oh, this one doesn't i'm surprised this doesn't have it. Let me go back might be a short one, too.

You're going to find those transcripts available or but you also have Yeah, it's only 3 s long.

That's why here we go you also have the closed captioning.

So here's the transcript but you have that closed captioning available to where you can turn that on or off.

You can make this whole screen. It does start up right away, but it is muted.

Here's the explorer panel also so even from video content.

You have the ability to explore more content, supplemental content that you have available.

You also have interlinking happening so so if we have additional articles or related articles. You will see that here, even from your video content.

So you'll see that inner linking available in your in context resources to additional content that you have available So the research never ends.

There's so much more that your users can explore I said I was going to share primary sources.

So let's click into those primary sources and when i'm in primary sources.

This is when I have to say a tip is to utilize those document types.

Of course, you have the list of 45 different primary sources.

We have a available. But if I wanted to, if I was looking specifically just for letters, or I wanted only the memoirs sometimes, you're going to find diaries and diary entries here, great information that you can filter down

So if I just wanted the memoirs. I can quickly, use my document type, and it'll filter down to those 3 memoirs that I happen to have available.

Alright, okay. Another tool I wanna share with you is in advance search, and this is one of those that is great, for if you have and I'm gonna share this at both the high school level.

But also at the college level. as a former English major. This would have been really helpful to have, because I did.

I had Shakespeare. I had all kinds of poetry, classes and writing classes, and and I I mean as an English major.

You are reading and writing constantly, and it would have been really great, especially with the poetry studies that we had to do and interpret.

Interpret the the poem itself, and really understand. there were times that you know.

I needed to review I would be in class, and my teacher would be going over.

My professor be going over information, and I needed to review that.

And you know Sometimes I just can't couldn't take the notes quick enough, and I didn't maybe I needed a deeper dive into what was being studied, and this is a great tool to use so we have a publisher.

That we work with, and this is available in college. Galen context.

College High School and middle School. this publisher is available I'm gonna go into publication title and i'm going to start typing in exploring.

So this is one of those hidden gums that we have available within the resource.

I'm focusing taking that deeper dive into content you have exploring poetry, short stories, novels, and Shakespeare.

I'm going to choose poetry and click search not putting in any other terms, because I want everything available, because I want to share with you what you have available from this publisher.

And what you do have available is creative work. So any time you see creative works in your in context resources.

These are going to be full text in this one we happen to be in poem.

So i'm going to find my full text poems here So I have 253, and what i'm going to find from this publisher is line notes.

Of. So if I wanted I'm Just Going to put in Maxville from Nikki Giovanni. if I wanted this poem Knoxville Tennessee by Nikki

Giovanni. I have the poem, and I also have the line notes.

Now I made this quite large, so there we go it's a little bit more user friendly.

But I have the poem in the live and the line notes what I also have.

If I go back to my results in the audio file I actually have Nikki Giovanni reading the poem aloud, I can listen to that.

That being read aloud, I just click the play button here.

If I click the listen Button, it's just going to read the text on the page.

So please tell your users to click the play button, and I I get the readings

So I do have those types of readings available in the audio file.

I also have. If I remove that filter, I have audio files that are read by actual drama.

Students from a local university that exploring poetry worked with and they have read the If you're in shakespeare, you're going to find certain scenes that they've read through.

But we have both male and female voices there.

Great poetry readings. So it's a great tool to use for your students at all levels that are want to, you know.

Hear that being read aloud, so that they're understanding how the poem was meant to be read, and some you'll find by the actual authors.

And I love this, too, if you're doing a poetry study in your public public library.

You're doing some programming. Why, not highlight this cool feature that's available within your resource.

It can be used for learning, but it also can be used for enjoyment, ie.

Use it for enjoyment. And I do suggest Casey at the Bat is a very fun one to listen to.

Okay, So we went into Gale In Context college. I wanted to point out those few items, and also how you can use advanced search.

And advanced search can be as simple or as complex as you choose it to be.

Again those of you coming from higher. Ed. You know your students are utilizing advanced search.

I will also share this. if you would like for and I it's up to you.

But it isn't option if you don't want your users to come into this homepage.

But you want your students to access the advanced search that is a setting that is available, so you can set it up so that your users are coming right to advanced search, and they're not going to that homepage.

I do love the homepage, though, for those subject categories so. and if they're used to going into in context resources, because that's what they've used before before coming to your public library or also.

Your higher Ed library. It might be something to think about before you make that change, but it is an option.

You can change that preference in Gale Admin.

Okay, I am going to touch into opposing viewpoints and science just real, quick.

They are resources that you've had in the past but there are a few hidden gems. since this is a little bit of a deeper dive into the resources let me share with you.

I don't know if you are aware that you have interactive infographics available.

Now I can do a search and find them i'm gonna do native American rights.

I will find them in my content type. See infographics there, or I can, through advanced search.

If I wanted all of the interactive infographics that I have access to, I can select the content type here.

It's about halfway down the page I don't have to put in any terms.

But I can, and it takes we have over a 1,000 interactive infographics from here.

I'm going to do a quick search on native American

See if this pulls back what I want There we go.

And this is what the interactive infographics look like it'll populate here in a second, where you have that ability to remove like if I don't, I want to remove all the not shers I just want to see

the yeses nose for this one same below. I have a few different graphs available where I can manipulate that content.

So those are available in a posing viewpoints.

Again opposing viewpoints, procon hot social issues.

This is int Texas. This is probably the number one used resource across all levels and all levels of researchers.

And we have, you know, folks that are looking at. and I love this, too, for public library patrons, because you do have that periodical content available here.

But we, you know, we try to develop those critical thinking skills with students right at the at the 2 12 level, but also especially at the higher Ed level.

And sometimes they need a little bit more development even at the you know Public Library patron level.

So why not highlight this resource and show content you have available and let them?

Because this is a resource. We do not tell you. this is a pro issue, and this is a con issue.

We want to excuse me, develop those critical thinking skills so it we're highlighting that information.

But our users are having to develop their own critical thinking skills and determine.

Is this a pro, or is this a con issue? One other thing go back to native American right or native American rights is, I was gonna say, issues because I wanted to point out the featured viewpoints. here.

So this is another. This is again hand-selected information by our content editors.

Anything with that little star in to it. and I this in this resource.

You're seeing both sides of the issue here are editors are pulling that content out.

We have 19 different articles available there. We also have these viewpoint essays, available viewpoint.

Essays have an article commentary, attached to them, and then also questions to consider.

As you're reading this article so again, a great resource for developing or continuing to grow those those critical thinking skills and providing authoritative content that is up to date and relevant for what's happening in the world this

is a great resource for that we're right towards the end of our session. so let me just share the last item.

And this is again in Galen context, science. We did not go into elementary today.

That is a resource. I will suggest more of a home school session.

We had one a while ago for texture but let me share with you.

I'm going to use advanced search again. this is a quick way to go through and find what i'm looking for this time.

I'm going to put in the search term of prey and then, I'm also going to choose and this has a great experiment activities available to the simulations just in case you weren't aware that these were available.

So it does take me to the one simulation. We have over 300 simulations available.

What we have available in Gale In context. Science are these great simulations, And this is different than gale interactive science.

Although the 2, you will find a connection between the 2. These simulations live here in Gale In contact science.

I can open the activity which I do suggest you get some information I'm just going to close these boxes and let you explore those on your own time, because I just want to start and I can manipulate this content so my prey

and predator populations it will affect. I can change the birth rate and death rate, hunting, efficiency, conversion, rate.

The time. This is over 6 years, and you can see my graph. here is developing formula, and I can keep running this and reset the activity

Maybe I want a larger prey and see what happens. so you can continue to manipulate that content and see those results.

And again we have over 300 different simulations available. Alright, let me know if there are any additional questions.

If you'd like me to go into any additional resources if you want to stick around. i'm happy to do that.

But I want to share with you before you leave me today where you can go for support, and that is your gale support site.

No, I did share that link at the beginning of the session.

But for those watching the recording here is the link. It is support, gale, com, forward, slash, text, share.

You are going to find all of your access and product information.

So your access urls the title list. mark records database icons, widgets, and then the ability to contact your customer success manager in the training center.

You're going to find tip sheets and short little video tutorials.

Even we have. The tutorials are under 3 min long, and we have some specifically focused on individual tools.

So if you wanted to show how to utilize topic finder, you could do that.

We have recorded webinars, training decks, resource guides.

All our upcoming webinars are posted there to marketing materials.

If you want to promote these resources, we have bookmarks, posters, digital assets, email templates, communication templates, blog posts, social media posts, you name it.

We've got you covered. I just pulled out a few different items on the homepage here.

Some projects that we have available for our elementary resource.

We do have some great little webinars. We have some documents or projects available in Spanish.

So if you wanted to highlight day of the dead in your public library, we have some projects available for you, all to use with your users that are coming into your library, and then great marketing information that wraps the session if there's

any additional questions. Please stay on the line and let me know again.

The support site, and this these will be linked out in your follow-up email, your customer success managers.

My name again is Tammi Burke i'm your senior training consultant from Gale, and then the Training Survey should pop up right here at the end of the session.

Please provide us with that feedback, and also in that comment section.

If you would like a certain type of training, if you're looking for more support and some area, let us know because I'm working closely with the folks at texture, and we're planning your training moving forward So please let us know

what would be helpful to you all, too? Okay? So it looks like Cindy.

You have a title. This question: Okay, So let me I'm gonna go to that last slide, and if again here's that link to the text share. And this takes you directly to the training center, center, and then Cindy, I am going to take a Look

at your question, but for those of you that need to jump off.
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