Hello and welcome. This training video
is for Gale high school resources
which are part of TexQuest,
a statewide program providing high quality
resources like those from Gale to
Texas K through 12 public schools and open
After completing this module, you'll be able to
demonstrate basic features and functions
of the Gale In Context collection, including
Gale In Context: High School,
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints,
Gale In Context: Environmental Studies, and
Gale In Context: Science,
as well as Gale Literature, which
allows you to search all four of your Gale
literary databases in a single interface.
TexQuest is supported by appropriations
from the Texas State Legislature,
a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services,
and member fees.
First, let's go over how to access the
Start by Visiting TexQuest.net
You may also have access through your campus or district webpage.
From Texas.net you can access your TexQuest resources
and find training and support.
To get started, select your campus level-
high school, or provider.
Today we'll be looking at Gale's resources.
Select a resource
and enter your district name and password.
Contact TexQuest support for help with district
usernames or passwords.
Now let's go over the Gale resources that are
available to you.
All Gale In Context databases start
students off with topic pages to quickly.
access frequently studied topics.
In addition, they offer critical thinking questions,
viewpoint essays, and related subjects
to help students understand the context
of the subject.
Gale In Context: High School offers
cross-curricular content, aligned to national
and state standards,
and presents that material in the way most useful
with critical thinking questions, viewpoints,
essays, line notes, and more.
Gale In Context: High School provides support
for assignments while reinforcing the development
of critical thinking and problem solving skills
in a variety of curricular areas.
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is the
premier online source covering today's hottest
from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana.
Its informed, differing views present
each side of an issue and help students
develop information literacy, critical thinking skills,
and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions.
Gale In Context: Environmental Studies focuses
on the physical and social aspects of environmental
issues, from global warming
to food safety, to access to health care,
to the impact of economic development on
Today's environmental issues are covered in depth
in Gale In Context: Environmental Studies
with portal overviews of essential
information, academic journals, news
case studies, conferences, statistics
and rich multimedia.
Gale In Context: Science is an engaging
online source providing contextual information
on hundreds of today's most significant
Integrating authoritative curriculum-aligned
reference content with headlines and videos,
Experiments and simulations.
Gale In Context: Science draws students into
the subject matter, showing how scientific
disciplines relate to real world issues.
Gale Literature brings together all the content
of your Gale literary resources
Gale Literature Resource Center,
Gail Literature: LitFinder,
Gale Literature: Scribner Writer Series,
and Gale Literature: Twayne's Author Series
into one easy-to-use search interface.
With Gale Literature students can find
author biographies, work summaries,
literary criticism, and reviews
alongside full-text works
including poems, short stories,
essays, speeches and plays.
This integrated research tool allows
discovery and analysis of authors,
works, and literary movements in entirely
These resources share a very similar interface,
so it's easy to move between them when doing research.
Now our trainers will demonstrate these resources
and their top features.