Hello folks and welcome. I'm Stacey,
you're Gale trainer. Thanks for joining
me for our reaching Students and Patrons
with Gale Digital Resources. What
we're going to do in this session is talk
about the ways you can kind
of push content out to
your users from
the databases that are available
uh we're going to hit on the sharing tools and
along the way we'll just share best practices
for you know, quick tips for finding what you may
need and the different tools you can you can
use to zero in on that content you want to share.
And then as always we'll wrap up
with uh where you can go to support
from Gail when you've got questions about these resources
or of course any others
as we're going through, feel free to jump in with questions
any time. Happy to take a left
turn if we need to. This is really your session.
So we want to make it as useful
as possible. So
I certainly have things in mind to show you
but I'm happy to adjust to
uh meet your needs
So let me start with just a quick
recap of the two resources that come
to you through Gale through uh mite.
It's Gale and context middle school
and Gale in context. High school.
Uh These databases as you can imagine
come from the same product family. Our Gale
and context databases focus
on curriculum areas and as you can tell
from their Names uh different uh audiences
as well. It's really all tied to a reading level
but you're going to have coverage here for a wide variety
of topics and of course they make a great
fit in a middle school
and high school setting. But we find these resources also
get used in high schools and
uh certainly public libraries to help, you know, middle
school and high school students but really they're great general
rep friends databases too. So if
you have patrons who are maybe history buffs
or you know traveling to another country
or something like that. These are great databases
to get familiar with and make sure they're aware
of them too. And one of the ways to
do that of course is to use the sharing tools
that are available within the databases and just kind
of drop folks right into them.
So I'm going to show you a few ways I've done that
as examples and
uh hopefully you can gain some inspiration
here So we're
going to dive right in with the different sharing
tools that are available. And
the one that I think is probably the most
universal is our Get Link
tool. This gives you a persistent
U. R. L. And the reason
I say it's so universal is it's a U.
R. L. It can go pretty much anywhere. You
can put a link on your web page, you can post
it to an e newsletter, you can
put it in a social media post,
you can put it in. Um
you know, email. I'm sorry guys already said that.
Uh but you know, it's just a U. R. L. It can
go anywhere. It needs to go and
you're going to find it all over the place
in our resources. And the example here, I have
a link to one of the videos coming out of Gale in
context high school but you could do
this for an newspaper article, you found a
search result uh a portal
page. Uh even a search page.
It really the Get Link U. R. L.
Is all over the place in our databases
and to give you a look at what it could, you
know, kind of the potential of it. Let me go ahead and visit
demonstration site here. And I am no web
master. I've used a tool
to help here to help me build a web page for
the Knibloe library as I like to call it. I
named it after myself. Uh but this
is just an example of the way
you can, you know, put content into
uh your library web page.
so in this case this is kind of dedicated to
programming at the library, let's say you have a programming
coming, you have a program coming up about sustainability.
Not everybody, everybody is able to you
know, come to the library or attend a session live
and maybe they're curious about this topic area.
So there's certainly ways you can, you know, record content
and push it out to your users but you could
also push them into the resources.
So for example,
here. We've got the option, can attend, learn
more about sustainability with one of our library
and what this does is with the
Get Link U. R. L. That I gather. Just drop
us into search results around
sustainability from the databases,
Hello. now the way
I did this, let me kind of show you from
uh the uh the start
of how you might build something like this. I
used Gale and contact, oops, Gale and context
high school and just did a search
All right. Just a nice simple search here from the
And your search results
are going to have that Get Link option.
I'm going to use my little tool here
to just draw your eye to it. It appears
in our contextual toolbar
that toolbar moves with you as you move through the resources
and the buttons that are on it may change
depending on what you're doing. But Get Link is one
you'll see there pretty often. and
again, that's going to be that persistent U.
R. L. So I could go with the
Get Link as it is here. I've got the
search results in front of me. These are looking pretty
on target. If I scroll through
here, you know, got some good
I could though further narrow this down
if I wanted to, you look at your filter results
over here on the right. I could use something like
publication date if I want things that are
only published maybe in the last few years.
I could use subjects
to maybe narrow this down a bit. So maybe
sustainability which is what I think I picked
for my example.
And it just resets the results to make sure everything
has that subject setting.
And then again Get Link
when I click it is going to give me that persistent
U. R. L.
and you copy and paste it, you're
off wherever you want it to be. They're long,
you know, so it's not something anybody wants to type in.
But if you can link it somewhere,
you've now dropping people right into
Library Resource that then they'll get to know
and hopefully keep coming back to and using.
So the uh the search,
the other neat thing about Get Link when you do it here
from a search result page is
one of the reasons that U. R. L. Is so long
is it actually performs the search again
every time you click it. So as new content
comes into the database it will automatically
update here at this page. So
really neat feature of the search results
and portal pages as well. We'll look
at a actually let me go ahead and bring up a portal actually
we'll see one later. I'll mention it there too.
really handy. Get link again,
can use it all over the place. So just give you a couple
of other examples. Again, I've used it here
to support a program, but of course this is a perfect
fit in a school or
a college classroom. Uh,
it's going to allow
you to point students to reserved reading
support for research projects for
classroom work. And just as
an example here, let's say, we've got students who may
struggle with test anxiety.
Just linking right to an article
from Gale in context. High school about that
issue gives them some tips for maybe managing
it and you know, ways to kind
of look into it. So
Get link again. Really universal.
But putting things on your web guide or your
your web page a lib guide,
anything like that is going to be a nice
fit here. And if you use a learning management
system I'm going to speak to another way you can
incorporate later. But of course a link will
work there too. So you could post
this anywhere. Say for example if you are
Again, a high school and you're using canvas
or something like that, you can always add a
link to assignments and things like
All right, so let's go ahead and move on to
another tool. I'm going to pop back to the power
point again to just introduce
it. so another
way is to download content and
then have it available wherever you need
it. You're going to see the download option
for articles within our resources.
And when you do that it just gives you a P.
D. F. Version of the article that then that's yours.
You could of course just keep it on your hard drive and
keep track of it. But if you want to share
it with others there of course a lot a lot of different ways
you can do that.
And again just to give you an example here
from the web page, going back
to our programming example, that's what I've done
here. So again, not a webmaster.
So this doesn't look too pretty. I'm sure other folks
could do much better, but I've just uploaded
two articles here, a general one about sustainability
and then another as well. and then
I've just made that available
right now with a P. D. F. The other great
or the other, the thing like uh
Get Link is a P. D. F. Is kind of universal.
I could load this to the cloud and keep it there.
I could load it on to my Kindle
wherever a P. D. F. Could go this
document could go and really kind
of going way back are we could
just print this out and hand it out if we want to share
content. Right? It's a nice clean print of
the content. So something maybe to go along
with the people who come to the conference or
to the program and just you know, give
them a takeaway right,
So again really handy way
to keep track of stuff. So within our resources,
how you're going to do that? Let me just pop back into
Oh sorry, keep going to middle school, we are going to jump
into middle school here in a minute. But same
idea just going to bring back that sustainability
and when you find an article,
you'll see. And again let me just
use my annotate tool here
The download button appears here.
If the header of the article, anything
you can kind of do with the article flows
to this top of the page here. So
all the text interaction
and all of those as we call them retrieval
So this will let me
again, just download
Right, just as you would any other
file offline or excuse me, when you're
online just download, save it where
you want it and then it can again upload
wherever you need it. Now when you move down
the page in our databases. Actually
let me make things a little bigger. I'm going to zoom in on
my page over here. Um when you
move down the page, I don't see that download
button anymore, that's ok. Again
we're going to go to the toolbar, just like we did with get
link, the download button is here too.
So it's always just a click away when you're looking
at an article.
and again just is going to do the same thing, we can
download that entry.
right? So nice and easy again,
a kind of universal tool because it gives you a P.
D. F. Which can go a lot of different
So let's go ahead and keep looking at different sharing
and I'm going to uh again just
pop back to the power point.
we've also integrated with google
drive and Microsoft one drive,
two cloud based storage tools that I can
just send content over to
and keep track of it there.
The Clou cloud is great, you can get to
it anywhere any time from your phone
from someone else's computer,
it's just always there and then you can organize
your content the way you want, you kind of
are in control of it then right
This has become probably our most
popular tool in our database. It's kind of folks
grab out their research and keep track of it.
But because it's a cloud based tool,
you can also share directly from it.
So let's take a look at an example of how we might
do that again. Just going to pop back to
uh Sorry we have a lot of windows
open today to keep track of what we
want to look at.
Um so I'm going to pop over to google drive
to show you what this looks like. Now I will say google
drive and Microsoft OneDrive. Both handle
this content exactly the same. I'm just
going to be using google as my example today.
So what happens is when you send content
over using our send to button,
it flows into a folder
named after the database you're using.
So for example I can see
there's a Gale in context high school folder, there's
a Gale in context middle school and
these are documents. I sent
before the first time you do this from
a database first it will ask
for permission. You know, so make sure we can
send content to your to your cloud. But
then what it does is create a folder named
after whatever database you're using. So
I've got you know, some other gall resources listed
here that I've sent content over to.
you know, that's just where it lands now. It doesn't
have to stay there. So what I actually did
was I was building some research for the american
revolution. Let's say that's a unit we're covering
in in the classroom
I built a folder for the American revolution
and sent a doc and moved a document
there because once it's here in the cloud,
you can do whatever you like with
it. So if I wanted to send something else.
Um, let's say we're going to be well,
I don't know why we would during the American revolution,
but if I wanted to send this article about paying college
athletes over. I would just use the move tool
once documents are here, there are no digital
rights management tied to them. So
you can do what you like with them. So
let's go back and look at that American revolution
I've just added a note here at the top
to my students. I've highlighted
it to draw their eye to them. But what I've got
here is this primary document
uh basically diary entries from a surgeon,
uh who was stationed at valley forge during
the Revolutionary War. So
you know, I love primary source content
and something personal like this too
that really kind of puts you in that person's
shoes. I think it is so valuable
and you know, it's dated right. The language
is a little dated here. So it causes some critical
thinking. Students have to kind of think about what they're
you know, it's just an interesting way to, to learn
about history and make and make it real
and again because it now lives in my google drive,
I can do what I like with it. There's a share tool
here so I could push this out to students
to colleagues. Maybe we've got
a history club at the library, I want to share
it with everybody in that group. You would
just use the normal tools that are right here in google
drive and again would have the same tools in google
one drive or sorry, Microsoft one drive
So let me show you how I found this. I'm just going to
pop into Gale in context, middle school,
and we do have a portal page
or topic page. Have a lot of different names for these
about the American revolution. So this is
just a dedicated space for
everything we have regarding the American
revolution. So we of course have, you know, some
reference content, biographies,
and as we saw primary sources
before I jump in and show you how I found
Let me just mention this is kind of like a search
result. So if I were to use Get Link from
it would automatically update every time
someone clicks on it. So as we have more and more
info for the American revolution, it would just
populate to this portal.
All right. But let's go ahead and seek out some primary sources.
Now of course we're going to have the big ones. We're going to
have, you know the Gettysburg address, the
Declaration of Independence. You know,
those are kind of easily found online.
But what's nice here is with our primary documents.
You always get an introduction to them too.
So you get the context for what you're
about to work with. Um, but you also
find things that aren't as easily available
online or other places. So the
filter tool here is Again,
one of my favorite ways to kind of isolate. We've got
over 100 primary sources here and again, could
use something like subject uh to
kind of focus on a particular topic or
my favorite is to isolate by document
type. I can see all the different types of documents
that are in this results list. So
diary entries, memoirs,
my uh personal account
diaries. And then just apply those
And we come down to 24 we can go through
here and again the one I was using was life
at Valley forge.
So again, when you're looking at the document
right here in the header, we've got the ability to
send this to google drive or Microsoft
one drive. So I'm just going to go ahead and send
it over. Takes just a minute. If I weren't
already logged into my google account, it would just prompt
me to log in
and then we get a confirmation that it's been sent.
And if I go over to google drive,
and this was again coming from Gale
and context middle school. That's always where it's
going to go first. It's it doesn't know
particularly that I have an American
revolution folder so it's always going to send
it to the database I'm using
and there it is now.
And I did a little work to this article
first before I, I uh messed
with it. I just, I took away we have at the bottom
of every article is a full citation.
So you know where it is and or what it is
and where you got it all those details that we would want.
So I got rid of some of the text here. I added
that note to my students and
then again I moved it right into the American revolution
So very simple and
let me close some of these windows I've got open here
we have the google and Microsoft icons
right here at the header of the article. But again, if
I scroll, scroll past them, I don't see them anymore.
Again look to the toolbar. So send
is going to give me google drive and Microsoft
one drive. So the send two button is
what you want to look for, let me just circle it.
There is always going to give you those
you can choose your cloud based storage tool
and we of course got email there too.
So great content and
can push it right out to. Again,
folks who need it,
All righty. So
one last look that we're going to demonstrate
or one last sharing tool that we're going to demonstrate.
Oops, sorry folks, again, lots of windows
open here. Here we go
to the slides,
we have a direct integration with
google classroom. So this has become
of course a really popular tool
uh particularly during the pandemic,
A lot of schools were signing up for different. Um,
uh google classroom like tools or learning
management systems. And we've had an integration
with google classroom for a while.
This appears in the very top
of the banner.
and what it's going to do is then just create
a google classroom item
with a link to whatever you were working
with. So let's go ahead and kind
of see the result again.
So I have my google classroom page open
here let's say I teach eighth grade English
or maybe I'm the librarian supporting an eighth grade English
teacher. I've created a google classroom
here with some items and this is the end
result right here in my classroom stream.
I've got an announcement
about citing sources and what it's done
is in that google classroom item, it's
embedded that Get Link U. R. L.
So if I go ahead and click it,
it acts just like it did when I embedded
it somewhere myself. It's just we have this
little tool that kind of does it for
you when you're using google classroom.
So let me show you how I did that.
And I'm just going to pop back into
uh Yale and context middle school. Oh no. I
mean I keep doing that going into the wrong resources
at the wrong time.
so just a quick search on citing sources
and we've got a, we've got a few good things here. I
have um, uh, some overviews.
I think we've got some,
let me scroll down. Oh no. Oh the,
sorry, I think of the video content. we have distinguishes
primary and secondary sources although this would
be a good one too. But
we'll go ahead and take a look here
and what's nice actually before I choose
one let me point something out
So I've got two articles here.
the main difference between them are the
lex scores. So this is something
to keep an eye out as you're deciding what to share.
Uh So you can, you know, share the appropriate
kind of reading level for your audience. If I'm working with eighth
graders, I may want this lex score
the 10 40 it's tied to our
level three icon here
uh or content level, pardon me. Uh which
is targeted to middle school as well.
So this is looking like the one I would want
and again, just look for that
icon up in the very top
of the tool bar.
I might look familiar if you're already
a google classroom user
Hi, this will open up a window
to start me creating
a uh google classroom item to post it
right to my stream. So I choose the class. I want to
post it to
and I'll go with
we'll just kind of do the same one here and
do I want to make an announcement create an assignment.
These would all be familiar options if
you're a google classroom user. And again
what it does is embed
that link to this article. So
it's using that Get Link U. R. L.
And let me give some very brief
and it again goes to work and you get
a confirmation that it's been posted and you go ahead and view
and there it is again.
So really simple. We
also have the ability
let me pop back to the slides here.
to have further integration with
other learning management systems
if you use school
canvas blackboard any
of these L. T. I. Certified.
Uh Learning management systems
you can actually integrate your databases
into them. It does take a little setup.
Uh but this would be the end result
where you could create an assignment
inside one of your courses
and post an article, a video.
Again, whatever you may find in the resource
that you want to share uh embedded
in the L. M. S. So those students never
leave that environment
Again, great way to, you know, embed reserved.
things like that at an academic level. But
of course for k 12 students uh as
well, this is what that would look
like. Now the I've mentioned, it does take
some set up, we have to kind of connect to these
resources. That's where the L. T. I.
Um uh compatibility comes
in so this is
going to be some work on our part at Gale
and at your part the L. M. S. But talking
to your customer success manager at Gale
we can get the ball rolling and help you get this
set up and then spread the word for how
to do this. So really great
way to again
kind of get people or not again
but to get people into your work or get these
resources into the workflow of
So the L. M. S. Integration is really handy
All right, so let's do a quick recount.
on the ways we can save and share content.
So Get Link again. Very universal.
It gives you a U. R. L. That you can put
anywhere. So again embedding
something and maybe an e newsletter that the library
sends out to let them know about a database
or even just a topic. Um
you know, ways to support what you're doing in the library
to support outreach. The resources
ok downloading content again
generates a P. D. F which very
universal. You can then upload it wherever
you need it, attach it to an email.
Great way to push out content. And
it's familiar, right? People are familiar with
P. D. F. S and uh comfortable
Send two sending documents
to the cloud. Both google drive and Microsoft
11 drive are integrated
right into the resources so you can keep track
of all your content there. But of course
you have the ability then to share it with others
and you have
again, our last option integrating
into a learning management systems and things
like google classroom where you can just
fit right into the workflow of
of what you're doing already.
great ways to bring in our push
out content from these resources.
so let me just check the chat and Q and
A. I think we're in good shape.
we'll go ahead and start wrapping up and
share with you Gale support. So when
you've got questions about these resources
or the tools in the databases or
really anything else, you have
a lot of great support out on our out
on our support site support
dot Yale dot com slash meta.
is a dedicated support site for our Minitex
libraries. And what's nice about the page
is when you get there, it prompts you to choose
your library from a list and then it
filters and adjusts the support page.
So it's addressing just your content from Yale
rather than our over, you know, 100
databases. So very
handy way to work with the content
there. You can of course get all of your
tech kind of info there. Access
U. R. L. S. And Mark Records, stuff like that
But then also lots of great free training
materials. So tutorials around how to use
Get Link or a training
deck that you could download and use
to present to a group of middle school teachers,
Gale and context middle school, there are projects
scavenger hunts. We've got some neat stuff that just
went up last week to uh help celebrate
day of the day dad with some activities in the resources.
Uh really fun.
We've got lots of free marketing materials.
No need to recreate the wheel, we've got bookmarks,
we got digital assets, you can use in social media
posts, things like that. Check
out the marketing materials if you're looking for that kind
of stuff. Lots of good stuff uh to
work with there
but of course you may want to talk to a person
and I mentioned a Gale customer success manager
before that's who you want to talk to. If you want to talk about
integrating with your L. M. S.
They are probably the best person to get to
know a gale. They help you be successful with
your Gale resources so they
can answer questions like that but also questions
about the databases content,
uh technical issues, They can
help advise if you're maybe going to do a promotion
push, they can give you examples
from other libraries they've worked with. They're
a great group of folks. So you can use
this email address or if you visit the support
site and choose your library, it will actually tell
you who your customer success manager is. And you
can even make an appointment on their calendar
to uh chat with them
so tech support is also available.
Should you run into errors or anything like
that? You can always get to tech support.
Um, your account reps are always happy
to chat with you as well. So you can use the rep finder
on our site to zero in on who that may be
if you don't already know them.
And then of course as your trainer, I'm happy to hear from
you too. So feel free to give me a call, shoot me an
email that 800 number will get you anybody
in the company. So don't suffer
in silence. Lots of support from your Gale
team. We definitely want to hear from you
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