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Last Modified: June 22, 2022

For Massachusetts Libraries: Refresh on Gale In Context Resources


A quick refresher on the Gale In Context resources available to Massachusetts libraries.

Duration: 30 Minutes
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Stacey Knibloe: Hello folks and welcome to our refresh on Gale In Context resources for our Massachusetts libraries I’m Stacy know blow your Gale trainer for Massachusetts and I’m.

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Stacey Knibloe: happy to offer this video to refresh your memory, or maybe introduce the gale and context resources that are available to you through the Massachusetts statewide library program what we're going to do is take a look at.

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Stacey Knibloe: Each of the resources in turn give a description and review them we're going to go ahead and pop in and show off some of the great content or and tools that are available.

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Stacey Knibloe: We have much more in depth recorded webinars in the like added our support site that I’ll be sharing later.

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Stacey Knibloe: But this is just to refresh your memory on when and where you might use those resources and how to get the most out of them.

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Stacey Knibloe: So up first them and start with the resources for our younger users Gale and context elementary is where we have content written for grades K through five.

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Stacey Knibloe: And it covers a wide variety of curriculum areas so it's a great fit in really any elementary classroom it's a good place to kind of get them started learning how to do research and finding facts and information and.

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Stacey Knibloe: offers a really engaging colorful interface to keep them using the resource and enjoying using it.

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Stacey Knibloe: In all of the Gale In Context databases, we are building these based around curriculums we look at state national curriculum even international curriculum.

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Stacey Knibloe: To build these we also build content levels or reading levels into each of these you can find the content that's right for your students and.

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Stacey Knibloe: we're going to you know examine how to do that in each of these, but those are some kind of standard.

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Stacey Knibloe: features across the Gale and context product collection, so I do want to pop into elementary and for a minute and just show off some of that content and bear with me while I bring that up.

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Stacey Knibloe: So Gale In Context elementary really like all of the context databases offers a homepage that you can browse around and get a sense of what's available, but, of course, also a search, you can dive right in for the topic that you're interested in.

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Stacey Knibloe: The topic tree is great, though, because, especially for new users, it gives them a sense of what they might use this for there's lots of content here.

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Stacey Knibloe: But when we have a search box that tends to be what folks gravitate to so that's where I’m going to get started, first as well.

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Stacey Knibloe: So let's say we're doing unit on animals and we're talking about animals that live together in a group so they can thrive and survive and elephants.

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Stacey Knibloe: do that and kind of semi search out I’ll take advantage of the search assist.

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Stacey Knibloe: To find that and Gale In Context resources are built around portal pages there at these kind of topic pages that we pull everything we have for the topic, too, so this is everything we've got for elephants.

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Stacey Knibloe: Within the resource and the topic pages always start out with a nice visual so you can ferment oh yep that's an elephant that's what I’m looking for you get a few facts here at the top and then can link into read more.

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Stacey Knibloe: And some quick facts right off the BAT so we can learn a bit about elephants and then we get into the rest of the content so book articles, these are going to be chapters from non fiction works.

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Stacey Knibloe: Some published by gales and published by our partners we pull in news content we've got magazine articles pictures and, in some cases you'll find video.

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Stacey Knibloe: And then we always link him related topics as well, so you can kind of branch off from here, and this content is again built for the younger users but you've got a wide range of reading levels in elementary school right so taking a look at our results, you can see.

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Stacey Knibloe: These boxes here indicate the content levels of the articles, and these are tied to Lexile scores if I go ahead and jump into one of these here my drawing so I can do that.

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Stacey Knibloe: We like to keep it simple in this database we kind of start right in with the article title and image and then the article itself.

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Stacey Knibloe: But if you look off to the right here we have an info article info button, that you can click and it will open up.

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Stacey Knibloe: give you a little more details, so the copyright information, you know where it came from, but it also shows you the Lexile score and what's nice about dealing context databases is.

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Stacey Knibloe: Of course we're a publisher Gale so when our own content lives in the databases.

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Stacey Knibloe: were able to level it and so you'll see this more and more across the Gale and context products where we've taken an article, for example, this article and elephants and it's available in two different Lexile scores, and you can see it here.

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Stacey Knibloe: In the Lexile measure that little drop box but you'll also see.

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Stacey Knibloe: we've linked to the other article that shares a different Lexile score, so there are two different ways to get to it and.

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Stacey Knibloe: we're in Level two right now, this as a score of 570 we scroll down a bit it starts out with a words to know glossary which could be handy reading through the rest of the article I can already know, the definition of mammals.

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Stacey Knibloe: So I’ve got that content here if we switch over I can take advantage of Level one and drop down, we can again open up that article info button.

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Stacey Knibloe: And this one's got a score of 450 right, so I can take a look, and I can see we've got another words to know, but these are you know slightly simpler words we've also got, we can see shorter paragraphs shorter sentences.

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Stacey Knibloe: But we're getting you know a lot of the same info just in a different reading level.

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Stacey Knibloe: And this allows you to differentiate content with your students and when you need to do this, there are a few different ways, you can kind of get it in front of them.

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Stacey Knibloe: You can always of course print from our databases and make copies and share those with students that's no problem.

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Stacey Knibloe: But if you have an electronic means of pushing content out to them, we always like to recommend our get linked tool so get length for getting my clumsy arrow there up in the.

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Stacey Knibloe: toolbar is going to allow you to get a URL to give to your students this URL will take me to that level one article I can share that with the kids in my group that need it.

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Stacey Knibloe: However, I normally push content out to them if you use a tool like seesaw or maybe you have a web page wherever you would normally put a URL this URL can go and what's great about get link is usually it will.

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Stacey Knibloe: Not prompt for any author, I thought it any sort of authentication.

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Stacey Knibloe: Because you're in Massachusetts it's built in our friends at NBC have been able to make this GEO authentication work for the libraries in the state.

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Stacey Knibloe: Should kids be coming in from outside, though, maybe let's say they're there they're working on homework during spring break right, we can we can help.

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Stacey Knibloe: They that might be prompted to put in a password or something like that, but usually we let folks in with get length, where they need to go.

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Stacey Knibloe: And then prompt later if they try to go further, so if you're in Massachusetts it'll be a snap if you're outside of Massachusetts you may be prompted for authentication but this URL always brings you to the same place so again, I can share this get link.

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Stacey Knibloe: With my students, you know, in the group that need the Level one article switch over to the Level two.

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Stacey Knibloe: Again, go to get link grab that share that with the kids in my group that can handle the Level two you know how very normally push it out to them.

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Stacey Knibloe: So it's a great way to put content right in front of students, they get there in one click they don't have to get into the database find the right content you put them right where you want them.

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Stacey Knibloe: and get links available on most pages, so if I jump back you know to our topic page here on elephants, where I have all the articles, I can share that with my students to so very handy.

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Stacey Knibloe: And that's a standard feature you're going to see it in all of your deal resources it's just something every resource.

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Stacey Knibloe: You know kind of has built into it, there are a few partner products where it doesn't appear but anything that we produce ourselves at Gale you're going to have that get link option.

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Stacey Knibloe: alrighty let's pop back and Oh, you know what I apologize folks let me go back for a second I do want to show you the browse tool.

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Stacey Knibloe: I love browse in our resources, I just think it's a great way to discover what's here, but it also exposes you to new content that we've added.

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Stacey Knibloe: it's a great way for teachers to get familiar with what's here and what they may use this for so.

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Stacey Knibloe: It also kind of again shows you the breadth of the database, so I mentioned, you can use this in pretty much every classroom there's content here for music class for health class.

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Stacey Knibloe: For art class and, of course, for our you know kind of main subject areas, you know science social studies in the light and, as you move through.

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Stacey Knibloe: We also are kind of helping to build information literacy skills right, these are our new researchers they're learning these skills, so how does information get organized we take big topics and we start to narrow it down.

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Stacey Knibloe: And you can see we've done this with the with the people path so as we keep moving down you get to smaller groups and then can move right into a go ahead and jump in a portal page.

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Stacey Knibloe: So you get guided to the content it's also Nice because you can just click don't have to type to have to worry about spelling which I’m a terrible speller so I was always appreciate that.

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Stacey Knibloe: And as you move through there's a lot of visuals in Gale In Context elementary so you know, giving you a look at who you're browsing through or what.

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Stacey Knibloe: You know just can kind of move through this content and get those visual cues as well, so.

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Stacey Knibloe: And then we can jump in and read up on Ruby bridges and I wanted to mention one more thing I’m I talked about the levels, the level of content.

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Stacey Knibloe: you'll see that mostly under book articles and biographies actually I shouldn't say mostly that's where you'll see it because, again, we can only do that with content we've published it Gale .

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Stacey Knibloe: We can't take something from say USA today and rewrite it you only do that with our content so we've done that here and book articles and biographies that's workout path that shows up.

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Stacey Knibloe: So already on to the next, so pop back so Gale In Context middle school takes the same idea, but just ages up in terms of reading level and looks at curriculum for middle school.

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Stacey Knibloe: So we're going to have lots of different types of sources we're going to have it for every classroom and we're going to have an interface that suits that slightly older student.

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Stacey Knibloe: You can see it's still going to have a similar idea, always a search to lead off, and then we can browse topics to find content, it is.

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Stacey Knibloe: going to be bigger there is there are more sources here, so we kind of age up reading level wise, but also in terms of the amount of content that goes in these resources.

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Stacey Knibloe: And of course you can always put students in whatever resource you think they're ready for that they need and get link is a good way to kind of direct them.

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Stacey Knibloe: But you know these are available to anybody So if you need a middle school reading level for a high schooler you, of course, have access to all of these and can put them where you need them.

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Stacey Knibloe: And a quick look at some of the Massachusetts state standards it looked like in middle school and was seventh grade the caste system in India.

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Stacey Knibloe: Is study and when you send a search out if we don't have a portal that matches.

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Stacey Knibloe: You land on a more traditional results screen, we still keep the LIFE documents together, so we started out here with reference we've got images we have primary sources.

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Stacey Knibloe: And you can kind of scroll through and get a hint.

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Stacey Knibloe: The articles also give you a bit more detail here at this level, so we can see actually there's some level content, here too, they get that little tag.

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Stacey Knibloe: still have content level indicators and if I open up the filter by content level tool over here to the right, it will show me the Lexile scores that go along with those.

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Stacey Knibloe: So we can kind of slowly scroll through see what's available, and if we go ahead and jump into an entry.

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Stacey Knibloe: One of the other things I really like that we do in these resources is you'll see throughout the article.

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Stacey Knibloe: terms that are highlighted like there are a hyperlink and we do that with the first mention of these terms, so actually here's our first mention of caste system.

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Stacey Knibloe: If I click on that link What it does is show me other articles to help put the topic in its context so even more about the caste system, and we can move into.

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Stacey Knibloe: These resources with just a click so you get the context around what you're reading about and it opens up a new window, so you can just you're able to kind of pop in.

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Stacey Knibloe: read this article, then go back to your original Article with a better and better understanding and now can continue from here.

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Stacey Knibloe: So that hyper linking we call it inner linking within the resources really valuable it's a great way to you know again put the context around what you're using and allow you to think more critically about the article that you're in.

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Stacey Knibloe: So great content there.

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Stacey Knibloe: When you're in an article I’m going to point out a few tools that you have again across some Gale resources, and those are what we call our couple of those are what we call our text interaction tools, so they appear here and have embedded in the article.

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Stacey Knibloe: And Gale In Context elementary they were off to the right a bit, but we embed them here right with the article, starting with middle school and then the other deal and context databases and the get one file resources use the same format.

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Stacey Knibloe: or me, let me go ahead and clear the drawing so I can use these we have an on demand translation tool, now that isn't machine translation, but if you've got students who are maybe really struggling with English you've got several languages here to pick from.

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Stacey Knibloe: We also have an on demand font size tool for just the article, the databases do respond to zoom tools in your browsers and you know pinching and zooming and the like.

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Stacey Knibloe: But what I like about that font tool is it works with just the text of the article doesn't really change the rest of the page, so we can get closest we need there.

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Stacey Knibloe: The display option tools allows you to make the document, the most kind of comfortable display as needed, so I have a nephew.

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Stacey Knibloe: Who has a processing disorder and he reads text battery processes it better when he has a green or blue background.

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Stacey Knibloe: So I can enable that for him, you can make different font choices, you can adjust spacing in the terms omit dyslexic was a popular request, so we were able to add that to display options.

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Stacey Knibloe: And really get the article in the most readable format, the most comfortable format for the learner and what's Nice is once you've made this choice.

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Stacey Knibloe: You go into another article.

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Stacey Knibloe: Then jump into one it remembers those settings so looks like this the video, but we can see the text that goes along with it, I adjusted for me.

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Stacey Knibloe: And then Oh, let me pop back into an article, so we can look at the last option there, you also have a listen tool that will read the article to you show it to the speech tool.

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Stacey Knibloe: India is the second most populous nation in the world, so really handy features within the resource, and again I shouldn't say the resources, to say the resources, because those are available and all the other databases we're going to look at in this session, as well.

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Stacey Knibloe: So alrighty let's go ahead and move on to a few more.

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Stacey Knibloe: OK, so the rest of these resources skew more for high school learners for lifelong learners for college students reading level wise, they just kind of jump up.

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Stacey Knibloe: And here, they specialize typically in a particular subject area so up first Gale In Context biography which, as you can imagine, is about people.

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Stacey Knibloe: It covers people throughout history, it kind of covers the modern world, it looks at folks from all different walks of life so you're going to have you know, world leaders alongside artists alongside authors alongside.

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Stacey Knibloe: sculptors you musicians and so on it's just a real mix of people in the collection and there's a really handy person search, so that if you don't have a name but you know you're looking for, say, a female artists from Brazil, you can do searches like that.

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Stacey Knibloe: It offers of course biographies but then current periodicals multimedia within the resources well.

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Stacey Knibloe: Gale In Context global issues is an excellent resource for what's happening in the world today, and why.

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Stacey Knibloe: And while it's great in the classroom you know it's perfect for a lot of different high school subject areas I love this database for adults, you know if I’m looking for a better explanation of.

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Stacey Knibloe: Israel and Palestine in their conflict, this is where I would go, it is a perfect fitting it's got lots of great reference content current periodical so you can kind of understand what's happening today.

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Stacey Knibloe: there's multimedia there's a map tool that lets you go in and kind of pick different areas of the world and.

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Stacey Knibloe: and explore the culture, but also the issues that are happening there and you get a real global perspective because the lot of the newspaper content comes from

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Stacey Knibloe: outside of the US, so you can see how it's being you know by people around the world.

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Stacey Knibloe: Gale In Context opposing viewpoints has been a very popular resource in Massachusetts so I did actually want to pop into this one and just speak a bit to the viewpoint essays that are there, but this is a database that really gets to know you know the issues that are happening.

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Stacey Knibloe: You know that we're talking about on the news oh pardon me folks I’m just going to.

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Stacey Knibloe: I had to want to have these sessions sitting idle they start to timeout so want to refresh that one but Gale In Context opposing viewpoints actually if I scroll down the homepage is are always a good way to get a sense of the breadth of the content in the database, it is.

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Stacey Knibloe: really going to cover again what we're talking about on the news, so it fits in and a lot of different classrooms certainly social studies, but also health class science class.

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Stacey Knibloe: Just things that kids are dealing with to them themselves, you know just personally that they may want to know more about.

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Stacey Knibloe: This is another database I love for adults to you're trying to make up your mind about how to vote on different measures or who to vote for you can find you know a lot of the issues that we discuss and.

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Stacey Knibloe: help make up your mind you know there's a lots of lots of great content here, so I thought I’d pop into one plastic waste.

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Stacey Knibloe: And what I love about this resource is it doesn't just kind of let an issue be pro con.

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Stacey Knibloe: You know, certainly, there are a lot of arguments that can be made in a pro con kind of format, but there's so many shades of grey within these arguments as well, so.

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Stacey Knibloe: nobody's really pro plastic waste right, but if there are different discussions around what to do about it.

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Stacey Knibloe: And that's what you get with the viewpoint essays that are here, so this is kind of you know what we've named the database after.

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Stacey Knibloe: The feature two viewpoints are just a handful of selection, that our editors have made a lot often you'll get real head to head arguments within the featured viewpoints.

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Stacey Knibloe: And then the rest of the viewpoint essays all flow to the viewpoints tab I wanted to talk for a minute, though, about how we gather these, so this is not something that we write at Gale .

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Stacey Knibloe: What we do is go out and get permission to republish an opinion piece that's been written.

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Stacey Knibloe: And then actually we do a little bit of writing here the article commentary is from us to introduce this opinion piece so kind of to set the stage for the student.

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Stacey Knibloe: So here's where this appeared here's who wrote it it's almost like a little abstract to kind of introduce the topic and.

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Stacey Knibloe: Questions to think about as you're reading it right, so you want to consider when you're reading something that's got an opinion to it, who am I hearing from and.

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Stacey Knibloe: question you know their thoughts, so this kind of jumpstart that critical thinking process and what you'll find is we always include our source citation tool, and this is really handy you know students love it, you can use.

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Stacey Knibloe: Whatever southern source citation you need, for you know, for your teacher your professor and then put that right into your bibliography.

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Stacey Knibloe: What I wanted to point out about it, though, is in the viewpoint essays you always see kind of two sources you'll see us at Gale we republish this ad that edit that commentary, but then you also see where it originally was published so you can see.

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Stacey Knibloe: Here, this was reprinted from the Los Angeles Times right, so you always see.

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Stacey Knibloe: where it came from first and then what we did to it to kind of make it our own as well, so we don't change what they've written, but we introduced that commentary.

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Stacey Knibloe: So this is excellent content again really great way to get thinking to get critical thinking going in students.

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Stacey Knibloe: But you know again just jumping back out to the homepage you can just see from the wealth of content here what a resources can be for lifelong learners as well alright so.

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Stacey Knibloe: Voter registration, you know something we hear about other news age discrimination, all of these are things that you know we can all just learn more about and be more informed so excellent tool there.

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Stacey Knibloe: alrighty so Moving on, let me just keep my sessions going, and these other two.

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Stacey Knibloe: will take a look at a couple more.

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Stacey Knibloe: So Gale In Context , science, as you can imagine, focuses on science and again great resource for the classroom is going to hit or science biology chemistry physics and so on environmental science.

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Stacey Knibloe: But also good for just really again any lifelong learner someone interested in science it's got some really great content.

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Stacey Knibloe: But I wanted to show you something that's unique here in the science resource that we don't really have in the other databases and that are there, that is, these interactive simulation so I’m here at the portal for mass and wait.

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Stacey Knibloe: And under simulations we can find several and I will admit that some of these items are a little bit beyond my science understanding because that's what the resources for but.

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Stacey Knibloe: They put them into a lot of real world context, so, for example, roller coasters their skydiving options within the resource and actually if I use the filter tool.

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Stacey Knibloe: over here on the right under subjects I can isolate to two different options that are here, different certainly different you know scientific properties, but also I’m going to go ahead and wrap skydiving.

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Stacey Knibloe: hey, we can see the.

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Stacey Knibloe: effect of mass on different skydivers we've got terminal velocity playing a role here, but if we go ahead and jump into these.

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Stacey Knibloe: what's really cool is there's a lot of help for along the way, so if I go ahead and open the activity it's not just a.

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Stacey Knibloe: Quick simulation you get this introduction to what you're talking about so we're talking about air resistance determining we're talking about terminal velocity and we get help for understanding those topics here, and then we are able to.

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Stacey Knibloe: In this case, we need to move our skydiver around a bit he's needs to move to.

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Stacey Knibloe: get there, we are and jump see what that Scott ever does seeing their mass and then we're tracking the different calculations over here on the left for velocity.

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Stacey Knibloe: acceleration and so on, and we can run it again, we can reset the activity make changes.

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Stacey Knibloe: And there are lots of things like this, where you can kind of be more interactive.

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Stacey Knibloe: there's another resource that's been added to the Massachusetts offering called Gale interactive science, which actually worked with 3D models, so the science teachers really have a lot of great content it's not just all text reading, they can actually you know kind of perform these.

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Stacey Knibloe: Online I guess experiments in interaction so really cool content for the science classrooms.

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Stacey Knibloe: alrighty so jumping back we'll kind of keep moving here Gale In Context us history again well named resource is a resource that focuses on us history and, like our other resources it's got lots of different types of sources here so reference content it's got.

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Stacey Knibloe: You know multimedia, but really my favorite content to show off in this resource motorhead and she's the voting rights act of 1965 here.

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Stacey Knibloe: Are the primary sources both actually let me pop back to the slide for a second.

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Stacey Knibloe: Both Gale and context us history and Gale and context world history share a lot our students, they share they share a lot of characteristics.

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Stacey Knibloe: As you can imagine, primary documents play a big role in both, and these are.

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Stacey Knibloe: You know, important and a lot of school standards but also just for history buffs this is content, you know if you're making having different celebrations at the public library can link into primary sources from the databases.

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Stacey Knibloe: let's go ahead and show some of this off So whoever portal here for the voting rights act of 1965 again something you know we're talking about.

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Stacey Knibloe: And I can jump into the primary sources and we're going to have government documents you know you're going to find things like the emancipation proclamation and.

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Stacey Knibloe: you're going to find you know famous speeches and the like, but one of the things I always appreciate in the primary documents are.

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Stacey Knibloe: Personal accounts diary entries and letters things like that so you'll find some of that content here and actually using our document type tool is an interesting way to isolate to that content.

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Stacey Knibloe: But what I wanted to mention was actually this one jumped out at me.

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Stacey Knibloe: there's a primary document here Newton girl jailed in Mississippi with eight freedom fighters and this is a girl from Newton Massachusetts.

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Stacey Knibloe: So what's nice to about the primary documents is you do always get the context to go around along with it so either a commentary that introduces it or something like this, where.

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Stacey Knibloe: they're going to be talking about this newspaper article, but you get an introduction So why was this important what's the background here.

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Stacey Knibloe: What we kind of need to fill in the blanks because the primary documents are you know that piece of history, it doesn't always have that context to go along with it.

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Stacey Knibloe: So we read a bit will learn a bit more about the freedom riders and details there and then we get into the primary source itself and have that newspaper article.

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Stacey Knibloe: So you can read more about the arrest and what was happening so really great content.

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Stacey Knibloe: And the resource, you know to be able to kind of read about history, as it happens so.

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Stacey Knibloe: You have a couple features, I wanted to point out, and we talked about the text interaction tools, this is a another one that's you can use to kind of mark up the article.

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Stacey Knibloe: click and drag is if you're going to highlight will let you create highlights and notes with or sorry click and drag is if you're going to copy.

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Stacey Knibloe: will let you create highlights and notes within the resource and I can use a different highlighter cover color I can you know, make a note to myself.

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Stacey Knibloe: What you want to be sure to do, though, is that you are marking up these articles we're keeping track of it, but only for your session the database doesn't really know who I am it just knows I have access to the database.

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Stacey Knibloe: So when I come back tomorrow next week next month it's still not going to know who I am it won't show me my highlights and notes, I need to take these with me, before I go.

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Stacey Knibloe: And the way you do, that is the way you always have in Gale databases, the way you kind of pull anything out of our resources print.

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Stacey Knibloe: download and send to all of these will give me the article press plus my highlights and notes, so if I print.

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Stacey Knibloe: it's going to create a nice clean print of the article I’ve got my phone so big it's probably taking up a lot of pages, but go ahead and scroll down there's my highlight and then, if I scroll to the bottom, you can see my highlight of passages plus my note.

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Stacey Knibloe: I download will do the same thing and what's become really popular is sending this to the cloud sending it to your Google drive or Microsoft OneDrive goes into a folder named after the database you're using and from there it's yours to do with what you like.

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Stacey Knibloe: No digital rights management, it just lives in the cloud until you choose to get rid of it, and of course you can also email this content, but really handy feature.

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Stacey Knibloe: So I’m going to pop back to our PowerPoint Oh, you know what actually one more thing about history databases.

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Stacey Knibloe: When you are in one you have the ability to actually search in both.

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Stacey Knibloe: Gale In Context us history and Gale and context world history will both have this little drop box in the basic search field.

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Stacey Knibloe: And what it lets you do is open that up and from here, from us history, I can search world history or I can search both and what's really neat say a search on the Cold War.

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Stacey Knibloe: Is it sends a search out to both databases and then, if you look over on the right.

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Stacey Knibloe: it's suggesting topic pages and showing me which database it comes from, so we have a Cold War portal in the US history database.

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Stacey Knibloe: But then we also have a Cold War portal and the world history database, so I can look at how they're different there's going to be more world history coverage of course coming from that one so really great.

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Stacey Knibloe: sources that you can bring together into one place so lots of good stuff here there's some viewpoint as a content in this collection to if you go under reference and actually I’ll go ahead and pull it up, so my favorite stuff to show off, so the reference content is going to be.

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Stacey Knibloe: You know, things you would pull off the shelf in the library history and dispute is a public is a.

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Stacey Knibloe: series a series or a monograph but I know it's got multiple volumes and you have to buy him as a set, though, but regardless there in this collection.

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Stacey Knibloe: And if I go ahead and isolate the document type viewpoint us say it asks a question and within the entry provides differing viewpoints, so if we jump in with Kennedy’s policy of flexible response preferable to Eisenhower’s doctrine of massive retaliation.

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Stacey Knibloe: You look over in the explorer panel, we can actually see there's a yes viewpoint and there's a know sometimes you'll see maybe somebody hedging their bets.

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Stacey Knibloe: But this is, you know, be a great content again and excellent critical thinking so again perfect for that that social studies class.

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Stacey Knibloe: But again, any history buffs you have that use the public library, I would point them to these resources as well, those primary documents are just great content.

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Stacey Knibloe: Already, so we do have deeper dives into each of these databases out at the Massachusetts library system live guide, as well as the Gale support page.

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Stacey Knibloe: So visit those tool those pages we've got lots of great on demand materials, but you can also find out from those pages, how to get in touch with the folks at MLS and with your team at gale so.

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Stacey Knibloe: Let us know when you need help, or if there are questions you have or feedback for us, we love to your feedback so.

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Stacey Knibloe: Thank you so much for tuning in to this session we're, of course, really happy that these in context resources are continuing on and Massachusetts and hope that you'll continue to get a lot of use out of them thanks everybody.
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