Iowa State Library

Gale, a Cengage Company partners with libraries around the world to empower the discovery of knowledge and insights. Your state provides access to reputable, reliable digital content through their partnership with Gale. Make an impact with resources that empower curious minds, turn research into results, and foster lifelong learning.

Upcoming Webinars

6/18/20

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (ET)

Support Mental Health with Gale OneFile

Social distancing, pandemic-related closures, and uncertainty are enough to stress anyone out, but your Gale OneFile periodical resources are here to help! Join this session to learn how to support yourself and your users’ wellness and mental healt ...

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6/24/20

2:00 PM - 2:30 PM (ET)

Gale Advanced Search Techniques

Gale’s Advanced Search tools help you efficiently guide learners to trusted sources. If you want to ramp up your advanced searching techniques to provide effective online reference assistance and get the best materials in the hands of your users, j ...

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Recorded Webinars

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Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits)

Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits) has been enhanced to have a greater impact on student success. In this webinar, we shared what’s changed with Gale In Context: Elementary, including interface and specific tool updates. Recorded 6-2-20

Recorded on 6/02/20

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Sneak Peek of Gale In Context: Elementary (Kids InfoBits) Enhancements

On May 29th, Kids InfoBits will become Gale In Context: Elementary, and will receive enhancements designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on elementary student success. In this webinar, we'll offer a sneak peek at these upcoming changes.

Recorded on 5/15/20

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Gale Books and Authors Webinar

Gale Books and Authors offers countless ways to explore authors, titles, genres, and literary topics so that you can discover books that you won't be able to put down. This webinar covers navigation to specific works and writers of interest, and demonstrates how to use features to browse and serendipitously discover titles of interest.

Recorded on 10/15/19

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Gale In Context: Middle School

Gale In Context: Middle School is a research tool created to support developing middle school aged learners as they build critical thinking and research skills. Cross-curricular content combined with organizational tools such as Highlights and Notes, and a simple user interface helps learners feel confident as they explore. In this webinar we will review the tools and features available, as well as the simple design and workflow. Recent enhancements will be highlighted as well!

Recorded on 10/03/19

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Gale Health and Wellness (previously Health & Wellness Resource Center) Enhancements

Gale Health and Wellness (previously Health & Wellness Resource Center) is receiving interface enhancements designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success. (Learn more about these enhancements here: https://www.gale.com/product-enhancements.) In this webinar, we'll share what's changing and how these improvements will help users research smarter, not harder.

Recorded on 8/02/19

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Gale In Context: Middle School (previously Research In Context) Enhancements

Gale In Context: Middle School (previously Research In Context) is receiving interface enhancements designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success. (Learn more about these enhancements here: https://www.gale.com/product-enhancements.) In this webinar, we'll share what's changing with Gale In Context: Middle School and how these improvements will help students research smarter, not harder.

Recorded on 7/31/19

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Gale OneFile Enhancements

Gale OneFile periodical resources are receiving interface enhancements designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success. Learn more at our product enhancements site: https://www.gale.com/product-enhancements. In this webinar, we'll share what's changing with Gale Academic OneFile, Gale General OneFile, Gale OneFile: News (previously InfoTrac Newsstand) and other popular Gale OneFile periodical resources and how these improvements will help users research smarter, not harder.

Recorded on 7/29/19

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Sneak Peek of Gale Enhancements

This summer, Gale is releasing experience and design changes across its portfolio of products. These product enhancements are designed to increase access to library resources online, in the classroom and have a greater impact on user success. In this webinar, we'll offer a sneak peek at these changes.

Recorded on 7/18/19

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State Library of Iowa: New! Gale's Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Whether your users are fine-tuning arguments for a debate, developing a stance for a pro/con paper, or just trying to keep up with the national conversation surrounding key topics, Opposing Viewpoints in Context provides a wide range of authoritative, accessible sources in an intuitive interface that allows even novice researchers to shine. In this webinar, we’ll navigate key topics, and you’ll learn how to quickly hone in on content and tools to support critical thinking and intelligent debate. Join us to explore this NEW powerful resource from the State Library of Iowa! 60 min.

Recorded on 6/19/19

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Iowa - Get to Know Your Gale Resources for Public Libraries

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Iowa - Get to Know Your Gale Resources for Academic Libraries

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Tutorials

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Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints - Topic Pages

This tutorial shows you how to use topic pages within Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints to research key issues and topics of debate.

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Additional Material