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Last Updated: February 17, 2022

For TexShare: Prepare Persuasive Papers with Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

A successful persuasive paper convinces the reader of an argument with reliable evidence, expert opinions, and strong counter arguments to objections. Access your Gale resources to continue offering homework help support and learning support for homeschool students and parents. In this webinar recording, we share how Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints from TexShare can help students choose a topic, gather supporting evidence, and organize their research to develop the perfect persuasive paper.

Duration: 45 Minutes
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Welcome to your tech share training session today we are focusing on prepare persuasive papers with Gale In context opposing viewpoints. My name is Tammi Van Buren and I'm your Gale trainer, and today we're going to focus on one particular resource so the

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Gale In context Opposing Viewpoints, and it is one of my favorite, and I really consider this kind of a cross, cross curricular resource. It supports all patrons.

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So if you have students coming in needing homework help or needing information or a great resource for their argument essays are persuasive papers, as the topic is today.

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This is a great resource to direct them to for your patrons your patrons like myself that would be coming into the library, looking for that content that is showing both sides of an issue, both periodical multimedia.

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This is the resource for them. So, this again it covers all topic areas and for your students that are coming into your public libraries or your academic students, critical thinking skills, it really helps develop those critical thinking skills.

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It is a pro con resource and it covers all the hot topics, it we are going to I'm going to share with you in Opposing Viewpoints how you can utilize this resource to help students choose a topic so if you're coming from a public library or from an academic

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library. The focus today is on supporting students and helping them organize their thoughts when they are writing any type of persuasive papers or essays, depending on what level they're, they're in high school or college.

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So with that, let's get started and I, and I'm excited to share with you, ways that your students can gather that information, and we have a document today that I'm going to share with you that they can organize that information on.

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So, all of that is going to be wrapped up in this session. I'm going to start with an overview of Gale In context opposing viewpoints. And then we're going to spend time looking at the document that we've created and how your resource works, or how that's

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I should say how that documents supports your resource. So selecting a topic searching for evidence, exploring the content and organizing the information and what tools and features we have available to assist in all those areas, questions, I encourage

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you to ask throughout the session.

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But I will stay on the line if there's any additional questions at the end. training materials I will share with you during the session but also again at the end of the session, and then contact information will share that at the end and don't forget

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it will also be in my follow up email access to your tech share resources if you aren't using your direct link for your library site, then you can access through tech share.net and access all of your resources that you have.

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It will take you to this database page, and you're going to find Opposing Viewpoints either in the resources A to Z but it's also listed under the most popular and getting started.

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So you're going to find it in all those different areas to talk to you a little bit about giving context Opposing Viewpoints very informed resource so you're going to have differing views on today's social issues so pro and con, we do not say, or identify

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that this is a pro article or this is a con article or document, because we really want our users, be it students or patrons that are coming into your library to develop their own critical thinking skills.

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You're going to find resources such as viewpoint essays and topic overviews there's reference documents from encyclopedias, there's interactive infographics.

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There's also fantastic news articles, images, video, audio academic journals and the list goes on.

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Very browser able to help learners, easily find information and draw their own conclusions. So again, developing those critical thinking skills, or maybe honing those critical thinking skills.

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Let's first talk about where you can find this document that I mentioned and I'm going to share that in the chat since those of you that are attending the live session, you'll have this document that is going to guide us through this session so I'm going

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to share that right now in the chat box.

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For those of you that are watching this recording, then you can see it right there at the top of the page, it is on the support site and I will take you down this path.

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If you go into the products, it's under Opposing Viewpoints you just have to search for opposing viewpoints and it will pop up. But here's the direct link, and for those attending the live session I've taken you directly to the product, or to the document

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page Let me also take you share with you this product page that I have here.

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And I'll talk more about this and share this in a moment but you can see the screenshot here of what it looks like when you do access the page, it provides you with everything that you need for so for Opposing Viewpoints icons.

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You'll also find a thumbnail, a web icon a total list, V pad information training materials.

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There's also all the marketing materials are here so everything you need to support this resource, you're going to find in one spot and it's utilizing this link here that I have on the page.

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We're going to talk about this document on the right hand side, and we're going to talk about each of these sections here, and I'm going to show you how your Gale In context Opposing Viewpoints can support all of these areas of focus when students are writing

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a research paper persuasive paper for for school maybe they're at the high school level or definitely higher ed, we may have faculty members that are teaching this within their classrooms at this could be very helpful.

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Hopefully students by the time they get to higher ed are familiar with writing persuasive papers, but maybe having this document to work with this resource and support that learning can be a helpful reminder especially for first year students that are

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coming into college. So, looking at these different topic areas so selecting a topic I'm Will model for you how to use our browse topic Basic Search how to filter down your results and use topic finder, to support selecting a topic to find supporting

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evidence or explore the debate so review the debate or find supporting evidence. We are going to use topic overviews and viewpoints and viewpoint essays and reference articles to organize the content you have great tools like highlights and notes, where

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you can label what you've highlighted, you can have the Explore panel, and how to and I'm going to share with you how to send content to Google Drive or Microsoft One Drive today.

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So we're going to cover all of these during this session today.

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With that, I want to jump right into the resource but first I'm going to show you that path I mentioned so let me model that for you. From the homepage on the support site.

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Okay, so here's the Gale support site, and I'll share this for those of you that are attending the live session here is that link. So this is a general link that takes you right to

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the Gale support site. Now, what I would do from here, you don't have to log in to get access to the materials, I'm going to share with you, if you want to.

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Let's see. So two things. If you're looking for just the training materials or marketing materials, then, then logging in, you don't necessarily need all those documents are the same for everyone.

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If you are looking for your direct URL that has your library location information that it embedded into it, then you would want to log in with your location ID.

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if you're not sure what that is. You can find your location so I'm actually going to log in with tech shares, and that is.

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There we go.

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Okay, so now I'm logged into the upper right hand corner it tells me that I'm logged into texture it'll say your library sites name. Now when I go to product support, and click on Browse products.

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It will take me to just the products that I have access to. if I didn't go in this way, then what would happen is I would have a long list of all the products available from Gale, so now it's just taking me to my filtered results with just the products

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I have from Tech share. And you can see those are designated with that are indicated by that purple dot there on the right hand side, if your library makes any additional purchases then you would see those here to with the purple dot means that they were

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were are being provided by texture. So when I click into Gale In context opposing viewpoints.

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I'm seeing here's the direct URL and at the end of this URL, there's that location ID so it's already embedded for me I can just copy that and paste it wherever I would like my users to access this resource.

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Below are all of the icons. Mark records title lists, V pad information widget information the widget information also has that location Id already in it.

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So that will help me when I'm looking at my usage reports I'm using my own library sites information when users are accessing this content training materials we have a PowerPoint here but we're focusing on one of the projects and that is under projects.

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We are looking at the opposing viewpoints persuasive paper guided worksheet.

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And I do already have that open.

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If you scroll down you'll continue to be able to explore all of the materials we have a very available webinars video tutorials, and then the marketing materials startups there at the bottom.

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Okay, so let's take a look at that document before we jump in. So we did I showed you a screenshot of this and I am going to model, each of these sections and how they work within the resource, you do have some guidance click highlights and notes and

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view all highlights and notes to access your annotation site sent to. So you do have some information here that's what this kind of it's it's a tip sheet, and also page two, is actually a document to help students organize their information.

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So you have both right within this singular project. Let's go into Gale In context Opposing Viewpoints, and we're going to be coming back to this documents, we're going to be moving back and forth between these two areas.

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So looking at opposing viewpoints. Remember this is pro/con, It's hot social topics that we're talking about here.

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We're seeing both sides of the issue. So everything, left, right and everything in the middle, you're going to find within this resource. And that goes for the publications here, so a lot of we Gale we publish our own information our own content, but

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we also work with fantastic publishers and Opposing Viewpoints does show all sides of that issue and we do work with publishers that, you know, may fall in the center.

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Maybe they lean one way or the other. So you're going to find that all within this resource great periodical content available within Gale In context opposing viewpoints.

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Looking at the homepage. We do have this contextual toolbar so let me cover some of the tools and features and these are in your Gale resources so basic search advanced search, you have the contextual toolbar which changes the tools change within this

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depending on where I'm at within the resource and what tools I actually need.

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We have topics or issues of interest here and these change every month.

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Looking at the browser issue section we have subject categories anything new or updated, you're going to see an orange tag, next to it now updated means that the image and the essay overview which I'm going to talk a little bit more about have been updated

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because what's happening throughout the day every day content is constantly updating these topic pages. So that updated means that the editors had actually changed the that essay overview Either that, or they, there was an image that that they updated

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on the topic pages because topic pages are curated collections of information, it's already been done for you based on each subject category, and they are easily easy to link out to.

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They're easy to highlight they're easy to pull into if you're using Google Classroom at all are using if you're coming from higher ed and you're using a learning management systems such as as Canvas, or maybe due to Allah, you're using, you can use get

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in a topic page right into an assignment. We are also integrated with learning management systems, that's a whole nother conversation but for a larger amount of information like a topic page you would still want to use get link, even if your Gale resources

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are set up and you're learning management system.

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Okay, so looking at the homepage we have all these great subject categories we have more topic pages I can browse them all at one time. At the very bottom, I have curriculum standards on for any teachers in your library you're supporting any teachers,

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and then educator resources, we're going to come back to educator resources because there is a tool within that, that can be really helpful to students.

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and it also correlates with our document that we're talking about our, our student activity there, so I'll come back to that and show you one of the items within that section.

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So let's get started talking about so looking at selecting a topic. Right, that's the first thing students need to do well they can start with a topic page, they can browse all the issues.

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We're going to, instead, or would they can go into a subject category. we are going to go into browse all issues.

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And again, these are just curated collections, do we have more than this within the resource absolutely do a basic search may not have a topic page on it yet maybe there's the static pages are aligned to usage curriculum standards what's trending.

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If we're seeing a big trend and a lot of a lot of searching in one area, our editors will work really hard to curate information and pull it into a topic page.

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So that's why we've created these.

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And we're going to actually go into so we go into national debates topics.

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And that's filtered everything down to a shorter list for me. Still advertise. I'm going to go into global warming climate change.

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So here's what I mean when I say that image or essay overview have been updated that's why you see an orange update tag that this has been written by our editors at Gale, and we are going to talk about this in a moment.

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Let me share with you what's on the page first on this page is all of your different content types you have available featured viewpoints viewpoints statistics, and we have even have some primary sources, great periodical content with magazines, and academic

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journals and newspapers. We also have some infographics, some images, audio file some statistics, all available here.

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I can search within my results if I really quick want to find some information I mind global warming and climate change, maybe I want to search within for air pollution.

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I can do that.

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Or renewable energy, I can do that, I'm not sure, you know what, what your students are looking for your users are looking for, but just some different ideas of how you can quickly search within and it will filter down all of this content even further.

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Our featured viewpoints are hand selected information by our editors, and I do have to say for your users that are coming into your library if they're not feeling very strong or maybe not 100% sure what their viewpoint sees me what their viewpoint is

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on a topic like they have this topic but they really aren't 100% sure what what that what are they going to stand on what is there. What are they going to write their paper on, then have them go into future viewpoints because this is going to show both

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sides of the issue. It's not leaning one way or the other, our editors work real hard to really pull in content that's that's on both sides of the issue so have them start with that featured viewpoints section can be really helpful to them.

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And also it helps build their background knowledge. That's another reason why like the essay overviews.

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Our viewpoints, are a collection of our viewpoint essays, and I'll talk to you a little bit more about those. I'm just going to scroll through everything first and then we'll dive in deep reference biography statistics here's those infographics, these

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are interactive, where students can manipulate the information there, remove or add in the graph on whatever they want to see you've got images primary sources and way at the bottom.

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You also have related topic pages look at all of the related topic pages to this subject, so from just going into global warming and climate change, maybe I want to change gears and go into green building.

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I read an article in here and I think, Oh gosh, you know, I think my focus wants to be on green building.

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There's a topic page for that. Now they don't have to scroll to the bottom to find those they could do a basic search, and our topic pages are actually bolted and they float to the top.

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In our search assist. So, if I were to do a basic search here.

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You can see started typing green is green cities green new deal and green building.

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Okay, so they don't necessarily have to access it from the, from the bottom of the topic page but it is there at the bottom.

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Okay, so let's talk about the essay overview first scroll back up.

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Select read more.

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And this is really a great place for your users to get started. It's a great place for any teachers that you're working with. To pull some quick information.

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It is, again, written by by Gale so we are the publisher on this, so it is constantly being updated. You may find some great text features in these essay overviews, this one has main ideas.

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Some will have some procon so discussing some of that procon information, but again it's not identifying that this article is a pro article, but you will find a lot of great content, and also I don't know if you're noticing but a lot of this content is

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hyperlinked out. So if I wanted to talk about global warming climate change and deforestation.

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Any related articles, I can jump to those two. So just from my singular article I can find additional content and information.

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Again, a great place for students, or users to get started. Not only that, but it provides them with more like this so this explore panel, and this is on a lot, you'll see this on our documents the Explorer panel on all of our documents.

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This one has some more like this, documents, so supplemental information related to the document that we're on. So it's a great way to continue to explore this topic.

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So keep that all in mind when you're looking at global warming climate change when you have this a such a large amount of information and a big topic like this, that coming into the essay overview really helps students kind of under error or your users

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or patrons kind of understand maybe give them that background knowledge to on top of helping them decide if this is, and they can use this article in their, in their research to.

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Okay, so we talked about what a topic pages we reviewed the topic page.

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We talked about the essay overview. Let's go back to the topic page.

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And I want to talk to you about viewpoints featured viewpoints we talked about, but I want to talk to you about viewpoints. So I'm going to select viewpoints

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and talk to you about the viewpoint essays. Now, these viewpoint essays actually have a commentary.

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you, I'm going to select this first one.

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And it shows an article commentary. And then below. Here are some questions to consider when you're reading this article, and then the article starts.

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So just know that viewpoint essays are unique in this resource.

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They are also if you have any other which you do have other Gale resources, especially in context resources you have access to. You aren't going to find viewpoint essays in all of your Gale resources you are going to find them in opposing viewpoints.

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So they do provide that article commentary, and also those questions to consider.

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And again you have this great explore panel here.

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Okay, so we're talking about finding content so that your students are your users your patrons that are coming in your library can pick a topic they can use a topic page.

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That might help them, they can use the essay overview, that might help them going into the featured viewpoints can also help them.

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Select a topic, and then I did want to point out the difference of featured viewpoints compared to viewpoints. And these are where they can look at articles that are viewpoint essays that have that commentary attached to them, and also questions to consider.

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Again, building that knowledge, growing that information base that they have, and really determining what they want to do their research on. So if we go back to that document.

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The second page here, they would have to select their topic, their viewpoint.

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There you go. You've got the featured viewpoints and the viewpoint essays that can help users with their with their viewpoint, so they can utilize the curated collection of information on the topic pages to pull that together and help them determine what

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is their viewpoint maybe they found something in the future, featured viewpoints section that helps them really find that viewpoint that they want to share, or write their paper on.

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Now how do we find supporting evidence and, and also evidence arguments to dispute that's really more of their information that they're writing in but we need to figure out how are the what are the search options for finding supporting evidence.

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We talked about the topic page. What other search options do you have access to well you have advanced search and topic finder, we talked about basic search already.

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Let's go into advanced search.

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And with advanced search, you can put in terms, you can select keyword or basic search or search through your entire our search for the subject also search through the entire document, all of those field options are here.

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If your students or users patrons are selecting a term maybe they are typing in a term of global warming.

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What happens is, If I use search assist. And I'm going to select global warming and climate change, it automatically puts it into quotation marks for me.

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around your term, then it will look for the resources going to look for these words in this exact order, and to help your users understand that what that special character is, we have some search tips here below.

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So the search tips.

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Explaining operators and special characters can be really helpful, looking also at your what limiters you have available you have full text peer reviewed document contains images level documents publication dates, all the different content types so you

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can make any of these selections.

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Put in terms or don't put in any term if you don't want to if you just want to pull back every single. Maybe you want every single in infographic, you can select that, not put in a term and just click search and see what we have available and then filter

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down from there.

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And we're going to talk about filters in a moment here.

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Topic finder is a visual representation of your search results. So it's going to look at the top ranked results for your search term. It looks at titles subjects and the first 100 words keywords are shown in the tiles or the wheel.

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So this time I'm just going to do a search on climate change.

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And here's pull it pulls back the tiles it's defaulted to, or we have the visualization of the wheel.

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And I can start to drill down. If I want to look at fight climate change.

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I can select that tile it zooms in and I can drill down even further. So with a couple clicks. Let's look at the climate summit.

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I am taken to set of 24 documents, five different ones and these can be images or videos or audio files.

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So that's another search option you have basic search Advanced Search and topic finder, you have the ability to find information, and using a topic page.

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Now let's talk about filtering down that information. So let's go back to our topic page, and I'm going to type it in here.

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Global warming and climate change takes me to my topic page.

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And let's talk about because in our document, right, we have the supporting evidence, but we need to if we go back to the first document organizing your argument so let me show you some of the tools that we have available to help students and that's going

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to help with the supporting evidence section two and arguments to dispute can also fall. This can fall into that to support that area too, because it's the tools available.

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So, if I have selected.

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Maybe I want reference.

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I've selected reference, but I want to filter down my results. Maybe I'm looking for certain publication dates. Now reference is going to be a lot of either information we've published it's a lot of information from encyclopedias, so looking at the last

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year, might limit me a little bit but I'll still find great content, where the nice thing is if I changed my publication to the last year. It will filter down everything at once, any of these filters publication date subjects document type publication

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title Lexile measure content level, even search within it is going to filter down all of this content at one time.

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So if I select past year if I want the most current information it filters it all down at once for me. And now I have just everything from the last year.

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At this point, if I wanted to share this information.

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I can use get link.

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Get linked creates a persistent URL back to any spot within this resource. So if I wanted to highlight the global warming and climate change topic page, and I want to grab a link to that.

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I can select Get link, it creates a persistent URL I can post this on my library website I can share it on social media wherever I want folks to, to promote this information, I can do that.

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And it just creates that URL and takes anyone back to the spot, or if I am a teacher and I am using Google Classroom. I can pull this content into Google Classroom again get link is great for also at the higher end level if you are using a learning management

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system or you want to pull this into an online syllabus. Get link is a great tool to use for that. Awesome.

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Alright, let's go back to our filter.

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I gotta add that back in the past year, and apply.

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past year and apply. Okay, so now it's applied that filter to just the past year and here I now can explore all of these different content types I can look at images available from the past year, any videos we have one video available from the past year,

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audio files 336 different audio files available.

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So this is a great tool to use to filter down and quickly find your content that is available within the resource. So now how can I found my supporting evidence I identified a few articles, images, videos, what else can I do, so I'm starting to fill in

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that information I found my topic.

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I'm finding my supporting evidence.

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I now what can I do. Well, I can let me go into newspaper.

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And I filtered to the last year. Right.

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I also want to point out before I click into any documents.

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Topic finder is also here where I can pull in these results. the filtered results or maybe I just clicked into the topic page global warming climate change and selected reference.

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And then I want to pull it into topic finder I can do that. And it's going to pull in these specific results into that visualization so that is also an option, another search option that you have available.

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Okay, so we talked about the essay overview. Let's look at if I find a document that I'm interested in. And I sorted to the last year. Let me go. This one is from February 5, and it's from the New York Times.

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Again my explorer panel is extremely health helpful there. But let's talk about highlights and notes, so maybe I'm looking for evidence, I want either some statistics, or maybe I want a quote, and I want to use a current document from the last year.

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I can even pull if I'm using a video, the transcripts are right there I can pull some content from that video that transcript and pull it into my persuasive paper, but I'm going to use this, this article, and I'm going to look for some statistics here.

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So all I do is click and drag over a section of text, select a color.

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This is a stat, let's say, and save it.

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Here's another one.

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And then choose yellow again, stick with the same thing that all my stats are in yellow.

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And.

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Okay, let's say maybe this is a quote.

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Okay, and save that.

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All right, now my best practice is to send this entire document to either Google, and I have my quick send options or let's say I was down here and I decided I need to keep this, I can send to Google, Microsoft email, I can also download or print.

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Now I am going to send it to my Google Drive and it'll land in a folder titled Gale and context opposing viewpoints. It'll be marked up exactly how it is right here, and also these chunks of text I've highlighted, they'll live below my source citation.

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in it turns it let's I'm sending it to Google, Google Drive so it'll turn it into a Google Doc below my citation here. I'll have those chunks of text and purple and yellow with any notes I've taken and the live in that Google Doc until I choose to delete

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it from the folder on my Google Drive.

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If I am sending this and I know I want to change my citation before I do, I can do that. I can change it from it's defaulted to Emily ninth edition, but I can change it to a pH Chicago or Harvard.

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I can also choose to export it. I have the citation tool so if I just want the citation I don't, I don't care what's at the bottom my page I just want the citation for this document that tools available also.

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And that would just provide you with the citation for the document, but it's always good to make sure that you change the format if you need it in a different format, before you send it to your Google Drive.

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All right, let's go into another doc news document.

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Actually, this time let's go into a magazine document.

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And here's one that kind of on the same topic.

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And I'm going to just highlight.

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Always skip that first letter, highlight a chunk of text, maybe this is some facts that I'm interested in having.

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And if it's a persuasive paper, maybe I have this is the argument.

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I want identified as argument or evidence. Here some

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evidence. And I'm not going to be specific about, let me choose a color.

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OK, so again best practice, send it. I'm going to send it to my Google Drive.

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So I have this entire document.

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But what's happening is, while I'm doing some highlighting within my session here highlights and notes is being built out, so I'm organizing my information I'm keeping the entire article but I also have this other section and this is great.

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This highlights and notes so I when I'm on an article I've done some highlighting on. I can click on highlights and notes and select View All highlights and notes and it's going to take me to both my articles, the first one and the second one.

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And again, this is session based why, if I want to access this information I need to do that before I log out, otherwise it will be lost. So I have this content I have this information available.

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Looking at my document here is where those pieces of text was chunks of text that I've marked up or grabbed. That's what this is where they can go I can make note of them here.

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Within my document and use that information if it is a stat or a fact, or a quote I want to use why not pull them here and then I'll have them organized.

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When I go to work on my project or my paper. And this is a persuasive paper but you know teacher might assign the teacher or professor might assign things differently and let the students make some decisions there and to what what type of product they

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want to develop. You can also edit your notes but you can just send these notes to Google OneDrive, email, you can also download them or print them, the bibliography is are here below.

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So that means my citation is already done too so if I was marking up multiple documents and one in my work cited or Bibliography page, and I just wanted to change it to APA and export it to noodle tools are easy because I can do that.

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It's also a great way to build your work cited page.

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And looking at these colors, maybe I want to create. I want to label the colors or create a legend before I send it. I think I had quote was one.

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I use these quite often as you can see it's not a drop down menu, it's just my computer remembering.

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And I think this last one was a denser argument I can't remember.

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So then here's my legend and then when I send these digital notes to Microsoft or Google or email download or print that legend will go with them.

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And the cool thing is too is when you send this to send this to Google Drive, the articles will still be hyperlinked out so from my Google Drive.

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I think I sent it over I better make sure I send it first.

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Let me send to Google Drive, I think I talked about it but I don't know if I did

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refresh it it lands in a folder titled Gale In context opposing viewpoints.

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and

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here it is.

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So again, it turns it into a Google Doc.

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So again, it turns it into a Google Doc, and tears My legend. My, my titles of my articles are hyperlinked out so I can go back just by clicking this it's going to open the database up right to that exact document.

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Here's all the notes I've taken, there's my bibliography. Now, unfortunately, Google takes the bibliography is we have in the database and changes them here.

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So, that is one thing that your users are going to have to separate out and clean up a little bit, but it's really not that difficult to do.

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Okay.

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Alright, so let's go back to the document we talked about supporting evidence arguments to dispute. This is how I shared with you how you can find that evidence to support your argument, and then also how to organize it by using highlights and notes or

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gold or using this document to organize that information sent I showed you how to send it to Google Drive and I showed you the folder. So we covered all of those great tools, last thing I want to talk to you about is at the very bottom of the page there's

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this thesis statement. And what do we have to help either professors with teaching students about a thesis statement, statement, or maybe students understanding they're looking for additional support and cash, How do I write a thesis statement what what

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tools do I have available we actually have something within the resource available. So let me go back and share with you, right on that homepage.

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Scroll down these educator resources.

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On the right hand side I don't know if you're aware of this, we have concept webs and choosing a topic so there is a tip sheet and a worksheet here if students needed help with that.

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Making an outline, hopefully by the time they get to the level that they're at working with you all that they're familiar with how to use these um but right here there's how to write a thesis statement and we have a tip sheet.

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And here's your resource tip sheet so this kind of helps your users or your students with writing that thesis statement, understanding how to write that thesis statement and examples of thesis statements.

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So that's right from within the resource itself. There's also a worksheet. If they needed a worksheet, or maybe, like I said you are working with any faculty members, or any teachers, this could be helpful for them to.

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OK, so again that lives on the homepage,

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right at the very bottom, under educator resources.

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All right, so we covered a lot of great information, let me know if there are any questions.

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I am going to go back to the PowerPoint and share with you again where you can go for support materials training materials you can go to the Gales support site.

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I did share that for those that attended the live session in the chat box, but here also it's just support.Gale.com and it'll take you right to the site, you're going to find training materials and tutorials, short video tutorials available training

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materials like the project I shared with you today, and I shared with you all the different product information that you can find on the support site training materials marketing materials are all available there.

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There's also tip sheets, lesson plans scavenger hunts all available. There may be some printable posters bookmarks flyers available resource guides resource guides are more of that step by step through the database itself or through the resource itself.

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And then electronic tools under that marketing material section, you'll find email templates blog templates web banners social media posts, all great ways to promote your resource to students and faculty outside your library to your patrons that are coming

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into your public library.

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Okay, so all those tools are designed and ready for you to use right on the support site, and this will be included in your follow up emails, but for those watching the recording I always like to share that link.

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And that wraps our session. If you have any questions let me know. My name is Tammi Van Buren I'm your Gale training consultant thank you so much for your time today, your Gale Customer Success managers, these are the folks that are your one on one

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support so if you're looking for support of course you've got the fantastic folks at texture, please reach out to them they should be your first point of contact.

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If you're looking for one on one support walking through the Gale support site or you want to talk to them about the resources your gal resources you have access to or your direct URLs, or usage reports, feel free to reach out to our Gale Customer Success

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management team. They're great. Help, help for that one on one support, and then training survey. For those of you that attended the live session, it should pop right up at the end, I'd love to get your feedback on the session.

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And if there's any additional tech share trainings you're looking for related to your Gale resources, put that in the comments section because I know we're working on things for the upcoming months, and I'd be happy to share that with the folks at texture.

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so please feel free to add that in the comments section that I could use some more support in this area. because we are working on training, moving forward.
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