Today, we're going to be talking about our newest
resource, Gale In Context: Literature.
My name is Amber Winters and I'm a senior
training consultant here with Gale and I've got
a nice agenda for us today. It looks
short and simple, but what's great is Gale In Context:
literature has got a lot going on. So it is
most likely going to take up the full hour today.
First, I do just want to go over what Gale In Context: Literature
is because it is a completely
new resource. It was just launched a few
months ago here. So nice
and new to everyone involved and we're going
to walk through the platform that will most likely take
the majority of our time just going through all of
the new tools and features available as
well as the great content that you and your students are going to be
able to find.
And then at the very end of the session again,
if we have questions, I'm not able to answer
as we move along today, we'll be able to answer
them at the end.Otherwise we'll have some
wrap up as well as some contact information
So let's go ahead and jump right in. So
galling context literature is really our holistic
approach to learning literature.
So this is a secondary leveled resource. So
it's going to be specifically for ninth
to 12th grade students
and it is kind of leveled for students
really basic to advanced. And what's great
is we include a lot of different content types that are
really going to support every learner
in your school. And we do retain
both topic browse and searches consistent
with other Gale In Context resources.
So if you do have any of the other in context,
suite resources, it
will look very familiar to you. We have
edited and updated the platform just a little
bit just because of the nature of the content
and of the resources that we're
navigating through and presenting to you. But
the topic browse and search are still
consistent with those previous in context
And on this platform, we do have full text available
for many titles. I'll show you where you
can find those, how they're attached to different
topic pages. So if you are getting
your students engaged in some different works,
they may not have to have a physical text at all.
You may be able to find that text right here in
And if you currently have access to gale and context
for educators, this is fully integrated
with that. So if you now have Gale and
Context Literature. It's already in your
four educators, you'll be able to access the contents
in a second area for your.
But let's start talking about the content.
So our goal of Gael and context literature
is really, really to provide context
around the literature that students
are reading. And I know that's the exact title
that I just repeated to you Gael and Context Literature.
But it's true, that's why we named it, that we want
to make sure that students not only understand
literature that they're reading, but they understand
the history around it or the current events
around it. If it's a more current book, we
want them to understand the eras, they're going to be
learning, then we want them to understand the literary movement
and literary devices. So
we have quite a bit of information, things like
work, overviews, newspapers and magazines.
We've got great biographies and both historical
and contemporary authors,
images and videos, podcasts as well.
Lots of multimedia to help students who may struggle
with reading. We're trying to bring that multimedia
content in for them. We also have
things like great literature criticism to help students
really engage with the text and think
a little bit more critically about that text as opposed
to just kind of, you know, reading and halfway absorbing.
We really want them to dig into that piece
of content to really understand, not
just again what's written but everything
surrounding how it was written.
In addition to providing content to context,
we've really tried to focus our
content around your curriculum.
So around your common core standards or
using other state standards, we've really tried
be precise in what we've included to make it easier
for you to find the information that you need. So
not only do we have information about specific
works, but you're also going to find information
on topics like literary themes and devices,
different eras and literary movements
to kind of really pull forward,
not just again the text, but some of the different
things around the text. So as you're trying to get your students
to analyze the text, to analyze
maybe different things that are happening, maybe
if you're working on the hero's journey, We
provide you with information about the hero's journey
with a topic page for students. If they want to take
a look at that.
In addition to that, we have a really great feature that we'll take
a look at. Once we get into our walkthrough, we have
both interactive plot diagrams
and character maps. So as you're reading
your story, if it's a complex story
with a lot of characters, we'll have a map that
shows how they're related to each other, maybe
shows different actions that are taking place with place
with those characters to really guide students
to make sure they have it all straight in their head because I'll
admit I am terrible
with character names. So those
character maps are really helpful, helpful
for me to make sure I know what's going
on with who plot diagrams, same
situation they are interactive. So students
will be able to follow along and get just like a brief summary,
you know, so maybe it's a review, maybe they've already read
the text, they can look at the plot diagram
and just say, you know, look at the bare bones, this is
And now I can move forward with that with my learning.
And finally, we do include all of the tools
that are in our other in context
resources. So things like our highlights
and notes our topic finder, we
can still translate the text in this resource.
We are still integrated with Google and Microsoft.
And we do include citations for everything as well.
So everything you've seen in the previous
in context resources, we've
rolled over to this resource to make sure your students
can research as easily as possible
and as organized as possible.
So let's take a quick look at some of the features
you're going to see within gale and context
literature. So some of it should look similar
at the top of the page. We still have our basic
and advanced search just like our other in context
we've also brought over our browse topics.
So if you have students who aren't ready to search,
they don't quite know what they need. We do
keep that browse topics up top there.
Something that's new on this home page though
is our quotes and questions section.
So these, you'll see here, we've got these little dots meaning
they rotate kind of in a carousel fashion.
These are great to engage students. So if they
hop on the platform, they know they need to
research, but they're just completely lost. You
know, it's one of those, I don't know if anyone else does this,
but you click into something, you just don't even know why you're there.
This can kind of engage them, this is going to scroll
along for them so they can take a look at
some of the quotes and some of the questions that we've
created and might spark their interest and help them
start their research.
And then at the very bottom of the page, we
do have our topic browse section which
looks very similar to other in context resources.
But you'll see we've kind of tiled them out a little
bit, I guess you can say and edit images
as well to make just a little bit more visual for
your students as they start their research.
Now, moving on from the home page, if they
do decide to click into the browse topics option,
they're going to be pulled here to this page
and you'll see on this left hand side, they can browse
through different topic types. So genres,
eras, English language arts, which is going to be
literary devices and things like that
and on this browse they'll be able to click into any
of these tiles and they're actually taken
to different works that are related
to whatever topic they took a look at.
So we're going to take a look. There's two different ways
to find content related to a topic.
If I want to know about, let's say satire,
you'll see here, I can click my satire. Little
tile and I'll be pulled to different
titles that are related to satire.
But if I actually want to learn about the topic,
satire itself, as opposed to books related
to it, I can also run a search up top
and be pulled specifically to information about
satire. So it's really a a two
way street in finding content. And today we're going
to take a look at both of them.
Now, moving on one more time are
really kind of the crown jewel of this
resource that I love to show is
our topic pages related to different
works, different texts. So this
is a fairly different
format compared to other in context
resources. And we've done that for a specific
reason. So we've included the title
of whatever the work is as well as a brief overview
that your students will be able to click into.
We've also added a new feature here
we will have the full text listed. So if
it is available for this piece of work,
you'll see we have the title here and you'll have a link
to go and check that out. We've also
included in this banner, a video related
to a specific theme within the text. And these
will vary of course based on whatever the text
is. But it's a really nice short
intro video. So again, if you have struggling
readers who really prefer to get their knowledge
through videos through other multimedia pieces
right here in the banner, we've decided
to do that to allow them to find that content
underneath that. We've included essential questions.
Again, these are specifically related
to whatever text they're looking at right now.
So they are different for every
topic in this resource. It's another great
way to just get them engaged and get them thinking
if they haven't taken a look at the text yet, this
may be a good place for them to start. If
they've already read the text, this may be a good place
for them to kind of review and dig deeper within
the text. So these essential questions
have been added, you'll see really at the beginning
of the page to make sure students are
coming at the text from the right angle to
make sure they're ready to think more deeply
than just reading through. And you
know, answering some basic questions about characters
and plot and things like that
underneath that we've pulled forward related
topics. So in other in context
resources, this is actually towards the bottom
of a topic page, we've decided to pull it up
even ahead of our different pieces of content
just to make sure our students can kind of move forward.
So you'll see with this text, we have a few
different related bits of information. You'll see,
we have one era and then two different titles
So students can click into those and continue their research.
And then finally at the very bottom of the page,
you're going to find all of our different organized
content buckets and this is very, very
similar to our other in context resources.
You'll see, we've pulled out the different content
types and then our buckets are organized
so students can just point and click to whatever they need.
They're not navigating through a search results page.
They're really getting that precise bit of information
that they're looking for.
Now, let's take a look at this resource. I am very
excited to go through it with everyone. It's definitely
a, a fun kind of click through.
So let's go ahead and get started here. Hopefully,
I didn't get signed out. It's been sitting for a second
before I start to really navigate through. Do
we have any questions about gale and context literature,
kind of the background of it?
I don't see any. So we'll go ahead and get started
here. So let's start off on our home page.
So again, this will look fairly similar to other
in context resources. So if you have those,
you may be a bit familiar
scrolling down here, we will have our topics of
interest and these will kind
of change periodically. So you'll see right now,
we have two text pieces
as well as an author. We've decided to highlight
scrolling down from there. You'll see again our quoted
questions here. So for your students who don't
exactly know what they want to look at or what
they want to do,
you may want to recommend, they just go here.
You start to score through. You see all of these different
questions and it does show,
which book this is related
to. So if we hit view topic, it's going
to pull us to the mask of the red death. In
as we scroll through. If we have
a quote as opposed to a question,
you'll see here. It gives us these little quotation marks
and it tells us who made who said
or wrote the quote. And then we
can pull forward to that topic as well and
this individual is going to pull forward
But before we click into a topic page here,
let's continue on, on our home page.
So scrolling down from here is where we're going to find
our browse topics. And again,
when we're clicking through and browsing either
down at the bottom of this page or
using the browse topics button up top
going to be pulling titles related to different
topics. Ok. So as opposed to topics
themselves, this is actually going to pull
us to different pieces of text.
So if I want to click through, let's say I'm really
interested in themes today.
I wanna see some of the different things we themes we
I can click here and I'm taking to all of these
different themes you'll see on this left
hand side, I can change this browse
at any time. So if I maybe instead
want to take a look at English language, arts
or genres, I can do
that. Let's stick with themes here.
Let's click today into prejudice and discrimination.
Of course, it's something that we cover frequently
in our el a classes and of course, want to continue
covering. So we do have that pulled out
as a special theme here. And again,
it's pulling forward different bits of texts
that are related to the topic.
So this isn't a background about
you know, prejudice, this is about
different texts that are related
to prejudice. So they'll be able to click through these,
maybe find one that they're interested in that they haven't read
yet and they'll be able to navigate to that
bit of information.
And we do try to include as many
texts in here as we can both historical
and contemporary. So you'll see more
contemporary works that are kind of lined up right next
to some older works,
historical works that are typically studied.
So we try to keep that as abroad and
as inclusive as possible, you'll see the
hate you give has been pulled here fairly
prominently as well. Just because that is a popular
book book that students are currently reading.
So we want to make sure it's easily found
within this resource as well.
Now, before we do click into a title,
I do want to show you how it works if you want to
learn about a topic as opposed to find a
book related to that topic. So
let's run a search, let's say, for the Harlem Renaissance
kind of look at a movement as opposed to
just a straight up theme
or topic. So when I start to type
in, you'll see, I get some of these bold options
and these are predictive text just like you
find in our other in context
resources and they're pulling directly the
topic pages. And so you'll see here, there are topic
pages about people. We do have
a text here. And then again, I'm
going to search for the Harlem Renaissance, which is the
first one. So I'm going to navigate to that
and our topic pages related to arrows,
literary movements, literary devices
are going to look exactly like our topic
pages within our other in context, resources.
So at the very top, we have our full overview
that's going to go over the history of the Harlem
Renaissance you know, the factors
related to it, what exactly happened,
how it impacts today. They'll find that information,
then just overview up top
and then scrolling down,
they still have a really great content buckets
here. So you'll see, we have our references,
biographies for individuals who are a part
of that. Harlem Renaissance,
primary sources, a lot of our information
of our topics, excuse me, have primary
sources attached. So it's a great way
to get students engaged with that. And
what I love is that they are in fact labeled
primary sources. So students who
maybe are still having a difficulty understanding
the difference between a primary and a secondary
source. They're going to know that they're looking
at primary sources just by clicking into this content
bucket, which is a really nice feature.
We've pulled forward our videos in a separate content
bucket as well. You'll see audio visual
plot summaries for different texts that may be
related to the Harlem Renaissance.
And then at the very bottom, we have some related topics
as well. You'll see for this, we have three
different individuals related to the Harlem Renaissance
that we've pulled forward as related topics.
So again, these topic pages are going to look
very similar to the other
in context resources.
The topic page change that you're going
to see is going to be related to specific
text specific works. So
let's go ahead and take a look at one of those. I'm going
to just run a search again as opposed to clicking
through my browse because I know what I want
to take a look at. I want to take a look at there will come soft
and when I run my search, you'll see again. I have my
predictive text here.
And now this is launching me into that
text topic page of view.
So it is more curated and it
is tailored specifically to be related
to um a book as opposed to
just a topic or about an individual.
So again, we have our full overview up top
here and I can click to navigate into
and it's going to give me that background about the work
we do include essential questions here
as well. And you'll see they'll be able to read
through and kind of get started with their,
to get back to my main topic page.
I can either hit the back button in the browser
or I can hit the title
of the work here.
Now from here, as I mentioned in my slides previously,
if we do have the the full text
for a work, it's going to appear here, it's
going to say read book. So for
this, we actually do have the full text. So if
I decide to click into this.
It actually pulls me forward
in a new tab here. So you'll see this
actually comes from Gill College collection
and you don't have access to the full collection
through this resource. But we do pull
our full text from that collection.
So you'll see here, they'll be able to click through
and read all the way through. Sometimes they'll get
little introductions, things like that
to kind of get them ready to read the,
the text, but they'll be able to go all the way
and take a look at this.
And this does include all of the text
tools and features, sharing options
that we have within the main resource. We'll
take a look at those in a second once we're in the main
resource, but they do have them available here.
Students will also be able to search within the book as
well if they want to do that
and we do a list table of contents here.
Now let's close out of that tab.
So right next to the title here, we
have our video and we do have videos for
all of our different text pieces.
Again, it's going to vary what they're based
on based on the book itself. But we do have
that listed there really prominent for students
if they want to click into that
underneath our essential questions.
This is great, of course for students to take a look
at their own. But this could also prompt you as an educator.
Maybe you're just kind of struggling with exactly
what you want them to take from a text. Maybe
you just want a quick, you know, Bell Ringer question
to have them look at while you're taking attendance.
This may be helpful for you. You might find a really
interesting essential question that you hadn't thought of previously
and you can share that with students as
opposed to having them find it. You can share it and you can have
them navigate through this platform, find
an answer for you
right next to our essential questions. We
have our author section. So it's providing information
on that author.
And you'll see, we do have a view more about author
button clicking into that
is going to pull us to that author's topic page.
If they have a topic page,
you'll see they also have a video attached
to them again, depending on the type of works
that the author writes. Of course, he writes
dystopian fiction. So that's
what you're going to find on his page here
and you'll scroll down and it'll look just like a topic
page with all of this great information
attached for your students.
Let's click back one more time though, to
stick with our
So underneath that again, you'll see our related
topics here. So we have another text
by the same author. We have a
literary device here. Well, two technically
literary devices here so the illusion
as well as the setting. So if your students
need to kind of learn more about those
different topics, they can click directly into
And we have again another topic page
and just a background about what it is.
And I just want to mention it's great that all of this is
really found kind of on a little hub.
We call it a topic page, but it's really a hub
of all of this information for your students.
And I want to point out you can actually
get a link to these pages. So
if you know you're going to be studying, there will come
soft brains and you want to have this ready to go for
your students and maybe you don't want to just direct
them through the resource. You doesn't want them to get there,
use this get link, you can excuse
me, share it via email, put
it in a syllabus, put it in a discussion board
post, wherever you get
the content to your students, you can get this
persistent URL and they're going to be
launched right to this page and they'll be able to start
the research from here. So if you do
find a hub, that's really perfect for what you're
studying. Use that get link and keep
it, save it for later. It's a great way to do that.
Now, let's scroll down even further
because now I want to take a look at some of the different
text options we have available
and we do have a search within results button up top
here. So if they want to narrow down their
results before they even start exploring,
they certainly can do that.
And we have our different content buckets listed
here. So you'll see reference,
infographics, news, all that great stuff,
you'll find all of that information here. Sometimes
you'll find other things. So there may not be
um let's say there's no news reports for
the specific text. Then
this won't appear here. Let's say there's no infographics,
it won't appear. It looks like this one right now
doesn't have any primary sources attached.
So you see it doesn't appear here.
So what's great is if we don't have a specific
content type for the text you're looking at,
we don't have that listed under the different content
types to confuse students.
So scrolling down. Now you'll see our different
content buckets listed here.
And when I want to first point out, I mentioned
briefly in my slides, we have
those great plot diagrams and character
diagrams and we have a plot diagram
here. Both of those
are going to fall under our infographics
So we can click, let's take a look at the plot diagram.
Here we go. So you'll see we've really organized
it in a way that students typically study literature.
So they'll get the exposition all
the way to the resolution.
And I'm going to actually make this bigger.
You'll see, I can hit that computer button and make this
and I can click into any of these.
So the exposition,
if I want to take a look at the conflict, you see, I can go all the way
to the very end. And this is just obviously very
basic. It's kind of giving them the bare bones
about this text, but it's a great way
just for them to quickly refresh their memory
or quickly get them prepared for what they're about
And it's readily available on this platform.
You'll notice it actually has a citation here as well.
So if they plan on using it somewhere else, they certainly
can and they can keep that citation there
with them. Click
back there, there we go.
So underneath those infographics, I will mention
we also have plot summaries. So those
are different than plot diagrams. The
diagrams are going to be shorter and interactive
while plot summaries are going to be just
that a full summary of the plot. So those are
going to be text and they're generally
going to be longer because they're covering everything
that's been written in the work.
Now, let's scroll back up top here. I'm going
to click into all of my reference content
today because I want
you to see some of the different filters that we have available
that's going to help your students out quite a bit.
So you'll see here, we've got 11 reference works
related to this text. And on this
right hand side here, you'll see we can narrow that down.
So maybe we want to change it based on publication
publication date. If we want to make sure we're only
seeing the most current bits of information,
we can certainly do that.
We can also narrow it down based on subjects. So
one step further here
and now scrolling over here on this left hand side,
we'll be able to kind of take a look to see what we
think will be best for our research.
And they will point out this defaults to sorting by
sorting by relevance. You can also
sort by newest or by document title
if you like, but it does sort default
to sorting by relevance.
That's a hard sentence to say.
We do have the date listed underneath though and you'll
see a lot of the most relevance are actually
fairly current here as well.
We can kind of scroll down. You'll see
it gives information about themes in construction,
the Martian chronicles, all that
Let's click. I really like the idea
of the historical context text
around this resource. So let's click into
Now, as I scroll down, you'll see, it's giving me that
background, that information that I may not
just have in my head. This is
telling me what the author was
dealing with when he was writing this because if
he's dealing with something different than me, then he may
be coming at something in a completely
different mindset and from a completely different side
of things. So this is really going to help
your students understand not only what's
written but why it was written and
how it was written.
So you'll see if we can scroll down here and I have
this great explore panel. So if I
want more information related to
or I'm sorry, more information that's like this piece
of text, I can click into the more
like this. If I want to move
forward from this text to different subjects
that are kind of close to this, you'll see,
I'll be able to do that under here. So
we've got related subjects like the Cold War, the 19
fifties, specific information
related to the short story and related
to the author here.
So these are again going to push us forward in
our research, making sure we don't get stuck
sitting at one spot and maybe get a little bit
um a little bit stagnant
in our research.
So now let's take a look at some of the different tools
that we have available for your students. So when they
do find this content that's going to be helpful
for whatever they're doing, whatever they're researching,
or if you yourself have pulled this content
for students, there's quite a bit of information
and quite a bit of tools that you can use
to kind of work with this.
So first off, I will always point out our citation
feature found on every document,
every video, every podcast, every
picture, every anything
we have a citation tool attached.
So if your students are using this in a project,
they can really easily click and pull that citation.
I like to mention this is a great way to get student
buy-in into using these resources as opposed
to just, you know, Googling.
If they're Googling, they're writing out their citation,
they're building it on their own. If they're using this
resource, you know, aside from the fact
that we've already curated all of this content for them,
We've also made this citation, you'll see
they could choose Mlaap a Chicago or Harvard
and they can export it. Of course, they could just copy
and paste it somewhere, but they can export
it to one of their drives. If they like if they're using
noodle tools or easy bib, it's
right there ready for them. A really simple way
to get it,
they can also send this document somewhere.
So if I hit my send two button, I can
use Google drive my Onedrive or email.
So if I find this really helpful, but I need
to, you know, hop off the computer for the day. I can't
continue with my research.
Just see if it send it over to the drive and then it's
ready to go for them, it goes over in a folder
labeled gale and contact literature. So they're going
to know exactly where it ends up.
It will go over with a link attached
so they can get back to this document
within the resource
and it's also an editable document. So
if they want to maybe copy and paste,
take notes within their drive,
they'll be able to do that as well.
And moving over from, from our send too,
you'll see. We do have our download and print options.
So if they want to take the documents,
that way they'll be able to do that. It downloads
as a PDF or of course, it prints
as a document. next
to that is our Get link. And I did mention
using this get link when you're on a
works topic page.
We also have it attached to all
of our different documents and our different
content buckets. So if maybe
students clicked into all of the reference
works for a piece of text and they
want to save all of them, they can click that
get link and they'll get the persistent URL to
So again, a really powerful tool that
can sometimes be overlooked.
And I do want to point out if you are planning
on saving this information, sending it to students
always use get link as opposed to
the address bar. You'll see first off
get link is way shorter, but
also the address bar could break, you know, we could update
the platform a little bit and now it's no longer linked
to the document or to whatever page you were on.
Not gonna happen when they get link, that's persistent,
really helpful. If you are putting that on a syllabus,
maybe for a project that you're going to be using,
you know, in years to come or maybe multiple semesters,
you won't have to worry about clicking
back and making sure that the link didn't break. It's going
to be there and available to you.
Now, all of those tools are also found
down here under the title here.
You'll see. I have my send to Google drive,
my one drive and then my download and
print options, all that good stuff. So this
does the exact same as the tools up
here. We've just included it in two spots just
to make sure students can easily find it.
Now, on this left hand side here, this
is what we have. I like to call them text manipulation
tools, but they're just tools to make this
information as accessible as it possibly
can be for students. So the first one
is our translate button,
you'll see, they'll be able to translate the article in quite
a few different languages
and they can also set an interface language
and I'm going to set this to a different language
today. So we can take a look.
I'm going to click Spanish.
So you'll see when I change that my search
bar, all of my tools, my explorer
panel are now in that language.
And what's great is this actually follows me along throughout
the session. So if you do have students
who need Spanish, who
need Arabic, who need French, whatever the language
may be, they can start off
the session before they even get going by changing
the platform language.
And then they'll know how to click back and forth. They'll know
where they're going within the resource.
So again, you can translate that here
or you can actually translate it at any time
up top here.
So I drop that down. Let's go back to English.
There we go. Here we are.
It's a really simple way to translate here.
In addition to that translation, we also have
options to increase or decrease the font
size as students need it.
Next to that. We've got some other great display
options that are going to help them fine tune
what they're seeing on the screen. They can choose
the background color.
So whatever works the best for them,
they can choose a different font. So we do
have a dyslexia font available. If
that's better for students to read, we have
it ready for them right here and this does work with all
of our text. So any piece of information
they're reading through, they'll be able to hit that open
They can also change the line letter and word spacing.
So again, struggling readers,
we are really trying to make this as accessible
as possible. They can fine tune
their settings. You'll see they can change any parameter
on its own
to really make it as easy as possible to get that
information. I'm going to go back to my
default settings today though.
So right next to those display options, we also
have our listen tool,
pause that because I'm not sharing my audio.
when they hit that listen tool, you'll see it pops up this
player and it's going to read the full text to them
and it does read in whatever language
the text is translated to. So if your students
translated this piece into Spanish
and then hit play, it does read to them
all the way through in Spanish, which is a nice
feature again to increase that accessibility
for them and they can
actually download this as well. So if
they want to take this mp3 with them, maybe,
you know, on the bus on the way home, maybe
right before practice. And they just want to kind of
listen to this text as opposed to reading
it, they can just download that mp3 and
do it wherever they want to
close that back up here.
Now, one more document tool, I want to show you before
I get into the topic finder and how great it works
with all of this literature. Information.
is there highlights and notes and this is really,
really great to get students organized
and engaged in their research. They
can click and highlight over anything they think is important.
Let's say this sentence.
There we go. They think this is important. They
can click and highlight over
they can hopefully take better notes than me
and they can highlight anything that they think is important.
And I will mention this is session based.
So if you are directing your students to highlight
key points to save for later,
you want to make sure they get this information out of
the platform. So they can do that by sending
it to their drives, they can download it, they can print
it. They just need to get it off here
because once they sign off for the day or
they close out of their browser or they
leave it sitting and they're signed off due to inactivity.
Anything they did is gone.
So just make sure if you are having them run
through and highlight information that
they save it, they put it somewhere that's not in this
Now, all of these highlights and notes that I'm taking
are all going to kind of collect
right here under our highlights and
You'll see when I click into it. It's showing
me the text to highlight as well as the notes.
If I hit this view, all highlights and notes
actually going to pull forward every highlight
and every note I took within this session.
So if I went through and read, you know, five
articles about five different books or maybe
five articles about five
different authors, and I took some different
highlights and I took some notes, they'll all appear here,
you'll see, they'll get the title of the
text as well as the hyperlink back to it.
And then the full highlight that I took
any notes that I took and I can edit
those notes here
and underneath a running bibliography.
So if I highlighted more than one article,
they would slowly start to appear under here,
you'll see. We do give a safe warning on this page.
Well, this is really helpful, it does disappear.
So again, they'll need to get it out of the platform.
But this is a great way for them to kind of take
electronic notes so they can highlight
and kind of mark up anything they think is important.
You'll see, they can make labels. So you'll see
I had two colors that I highlighted with.
So maybe this first one, let's see
is an introduction. This one is supporting
an argument that I'm making about something.
No, I've got this highlight legend here. So
if I do go through this and really annotate
and highlight all of the things I think are important,
you'll see, I can choose to send this over
to a drive
or I can download it or I can print it. So if
I do send it over to a drive, it's going
to keep this formatting. So I'm still
going to have the title of the text with a hyperlink
all of the information and then
another one underneath it.
And this is also going to go over
as a an editable document.
so your students can
change up what they need to hear. Maybe
they want to include some additional notes, they'll be able
to do that in their drive really simply.
So again, great way to really
organize, especially if they spent a large
chunk of time in the resource, you know, finding
a lot of content.
Sometimes they're just not going to keep up with that.
So this is a good way to do it. It's also
a great way to make sure they're not sending, you know,
10 articles to their drive
and, you know, they're going to maybe not read 10 full
articles, they can highlight a piece
of those articles and then when this goes over
to their drive, they've got the hyperlink.
So if they decide, oh yeah, I do actually want
to read through this full text or
take a look at this picture or whatever it is.
I have that right here. I can click directly back
to it and you'll see since
I'm on the same session, I still have
all of my great highlights and notes available here.
And I can just read through again.
Now, I realize I have not stopped to ask
if anyone has questions. None have popped up
in the Q and A. But before I take a look
at topic finder, I'll just ask now
any questions for me about anything that we went
Well, I don't see any. So let's go ahead and get
going. I, again, I have one
one more feature I want you to take a look at today,
which is going to be the topic finder. And
you can find the topic finder either
I'm actually clicking back into our reference results
page that we got that we got to
from our works topic page.
You can either find the topic finder on this
page. So if you run a search or
if you click into a content bucket, topic
finder will appear here
or you can go up under our advanced
And then topic finder is the third option here
in this little gray bar. So let's click into
it. This is great
again to find connections.
So not only are we trying to help students
understand the context around different
pieces of work? We also want them
to see how they're connected to each other in
So our topic I find is great for that. Let's we
looked at some dystopian literature
today. So let's look at dystopia.
Just take a quick sec, quick second here
there. We go.
So you'll see. Now I have this nice interactive
kind of graphic here. I'll be able
to kind of click through and find different bits of information.
So you'll see. I have Utopia listed here.
Maybe I don't know what Utopia is or I don't
know how they're related to each other. I can
click into Utopia and kind of move forward
with that information.
There we go.
So I click into this and now I can see some of the
different kind of subcategories that are related
to again pull my research forward.
And you'll see now on this right hand
side, I've got all the results listed
here. So I can go through these, you'll get, you'll
see, I get a little bit of information
and then I can click through if I think it's something important
here and I can reset
these tiles at any point.
Maybe now I want to take a look at something else.
Um Let's say the Hunger Games, if that's something
that I'm reading, how is that related to dystopia?
Of course, it's pretty obvious to us, but
it may not be something that students directly
connect with each other. So that's a great way to make
that connection. not just to,
you know, traditionally studied texts
but also texts that are a little bit more contemporary.
In addition to this tile visualization, we
also have a wheel version. So
if students kind of prefer a little bit
more organization. This wheel may
be good for them. You'll see they can see the categories
as well as the subcategories right here.
A nice simple way to find that information.
Right now. We have reached the end
of the session. I haven't had any questions, so we've
got some time to spare. Is there
anything you want to take a look at that? I didn't cover
today before we end off before
I give you some wrap up contact information. All
right. No takers, no problem.
Let's go ahead and jump back here too
these slides because I do have some contact information.
So if you currently have this resource
and maybe you want to go over it more in depth or you
just want to review what we went
over today or maybe talk about best practices
to getting it into the classroom or things like that
or maybe best practices and promoting it.
You can just reach out to your customer success
manager. If you already know who that is, just send him
an email. If not, you can send an
email to [email protected]
and we'll forward you to the
if you don't have Gale In Context: Literature, but you're
interested, reach out to your sales consultants
again. If you know who that is, just call
them, send them an email, they're ready and excited
to talk about, talk to you about this. Resource. Everyone
here is really excited about it.
If you don't know who your sales consultant is,
just go to support.gale.com/repfinder
and you can put in
your information and it'll let you know who you should contact.
We've got some great support tools for this resource
as well. So if you're just starting to promote this
to your teachers, to your learning community,
we have some stuff already premade for you to
do that on our
site, which is support.gale.com. So
you'll find a resource guide, you'll find
flyers. This webinar is going to be posted
there. Um Hopefully within the next two
days, you'll find all of that content.
So you don't have to reinvent the wheel. You can get the word
out about this excellent resource
without really having to lift the finger, you know, just
send it in the email and you're good to go.
And then finally, I do have a session survey.
If you have the time to take it, I would really appreciate
it. You'll see. I've got a QR code on the screen.
You can also just take it in your browser.
Once you sign off of our session today, it's gonna pop
up for you. Love to hear feedback
you have about the resource about the session,
um thoughts about the future,
whatever it is, please feel free to send
info there. And now I'm gonna close out our session
because again, I haven't seen any questions come
in from you all, but I do appreciate you for being on
the line and hopefully we'll see you
in future sessions. Bye bye now.