TexQuest Gale High School Resources

This set of videos provides a tour of TexQuest Gale high school resources. Click play, and then use the playlist icon in the upper right hand corner of the video player to jump to videos of interest. To download a transcript of the entire playlist, please visit https://assets.cengage.com/gale/docs/training/TexQuestGaleHighSchoolResourcesTranscript.docx.


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Hello and welcome. This training video

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is for Gale high school resources

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which are part of TexQuest,

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a statewide program providing high quality

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resources like those from Gale to

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Texas K through 12 public schools and open

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enrollment charters.

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After completing this module, you'll be able to

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demonstrate basic features and functions

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of the Gale In Context collection, including

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Gale In Context: High School,

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Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints,

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Gale In Context: Environmental Studies, and

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Gale In Context: Science,

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as well as Gale Literature, which

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allows you to search all four of your Gale

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literary databases in a single interface.

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TexQuest is supported by appropriations

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from the Texas State Legislature,

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a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services,

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and member fees.

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First, let's go over how to access the

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resources available.

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Start by Visiting TexQuest.net

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You may also have access through your campus or district webpage.

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From Texas.net you can access your TexQuest resources

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and find training and support.

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To get started, select your campus level-

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high school, or provider.

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Today we'll be looking at Gale's resources.

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Select a resource

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and enter your district name and password.

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Contact TexQuest support for help with district

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usernames or passwords.

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Now let's go over the Gale resources that are

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available to you.

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All Gale In Context databases start

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students off with topic pages to quickly.

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access frequently studied topics.

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In addition, they offer critical thinking questions,

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viewpoint essays, and related subjects

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to help students understand the context

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of the subject.

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Gale In Context: High School offers

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cross-curricular content, aligned to national

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and state standards,

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and presents that material in the way most useful

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for students,

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with critical thinking questions, viewpoints,

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essays, line notes, and more.

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Gale In Context: High School provides support

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for assignments while reinforcing the development

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of critical thinking and problem solving skills

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in a variety of curricular areas.

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Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is the

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premier online source covering today's hottest

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social issues,

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from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana.

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Its informed, differing views present

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each side of an issue and help students

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develop information literacy, critical thinking skills,

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and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions.

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Gale In Context: Environmental Studies focuses

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on the physical and social aspects of environmental

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issues, from global warming

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to food safety, to access to health care,

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to the impact of economic development on

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international relations.

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Today's environmental issues are covered in depth

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in Gale In Context: Environmental Studies

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with portal overviews of essential

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information, academic journals, news

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case studies, conferences, statistics

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and rich multimedia.

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Gale In Context: Science is an engaging

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online source providing contextual information

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on hundreds of today's most significant

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science topics.

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Integrating authoritative curriculum-aligned

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reference content with headlines and videos,

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Experiments and simulations.

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Gale In Context: Science draws students into

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the subject matter, showing how scientific

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disciplines relate to real world issues.

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Gale Literature brings together all the content

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of your Gale literary resources

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Gale Literature Resource Center,

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Gail Literature: LitFinder,

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Gale Literature: Scribner Writer Series,

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and Gale Literature: Twayne's Author Series

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into one easy-to-use search interface.

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With Gale Literature students can find

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author biographies, work summaries,

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literary criticism, and reviews

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alongside full-text works

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including poems, short stories,

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essays, speeches and plays.

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This integrated research tool allows

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discovery and analysis of authors,

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works, and literary movements in entirely

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new ways.

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These resources share a very similar interface,

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so it's easy to move between them when doing research.

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Now our trainers will demonstrate these resources

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and their top features.