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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.

Recorded Webinars

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For Oregon: Discover Reliable Health Resources with Gale Health and Wellness

Looking for ways to promote media and health literacy in your community? A quick and easy way to start is to highlight your library’s access to Gale Health and Wellness. In this session, you will learn how find reliable information on diseases, conditions, treatments, diagnostics and other current health topics and use the tools available to market and promote easy-to-understand health information in your community.

Recorded on 11/06/20

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Explore and Promote your Gale Business Resources

Want to do more outreach to entrepreneurs and business leaders in your community? Promoting your library’s online business resources is a great place to start! In this session, we will review the Gale Business resources available to you through the State Library of Oregon. Learn how to access, use, and market Business Insights: Global, Gale Business: Entrepreneurship, and Gale OneFile: Business.

Recorded on 9/24/20

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Gale In Context: High School Webinar

Duration: 30 Minutes

Gale In Context: High School provides cross-curricular content on the most-studied topics aligned with national and state curriculum standards reinforcing the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.  In this session, we will explore this rich general reference resource that includes reference articles with critical thinking questions, primary sources, interactive video files, and more.  Recent enhancements will be highlighted as well!

Recorded on 9/01/20

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National Geographic Kids Webinar

Duration: 30 Minutes

National Geographic Kids provides access to videos, pictures, and books from National Geographic, as well as every page of National Geographic Kids magazine. This webinar covers navigation tips and document tools while also sharing ideas for using this engaging resource to support learning,

Recorded on 9/01/20

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Get Started with Gale

Duration: 30 Minutes

New to your organization or Gale digital resources? Need a refresher? Gale is here to help you get started, with key features and content to support your users! In this recorded webinar you'll learn about your Gale resources, discover useful shared tools, and find support to continue training at your own pace.

Recorded on 8/28/20

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Develop your Online Teaching Strategy with Gale

Duration: 30 Minutes

Gale resources offer valuable tools and cross-curricular content to develop and enhance learning activities, whether your classroom is in-person or online. This recorded webinar explores ideas and best practices for incorporating Gale content into your lessons, class discussions, and more.

Recorded on 8/11/20

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Enhance Project-based Learning with Gale In Context

Duration: 45 Minutes

Your Gale In Context resources support Project-based Learning that teaches valuable problem-solving skills and inspires your students regardless of instructional format. In this session, we will apply Project-based Learning concepts to the content, tools and features in your Gale resources so that you can use these techniques in your classes!

Recorded on 7/10/20

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Gale Advanced Search Techniques

Duration: 30 Minutes

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, view this webinar recording!

The Gale product team wants to hear from you! Submit your feedback about Gale's Advanced Search features at https://surveys.hotjar.com/s?siteId=1459581&surveyId=159969.

Recorded on 6/24/20

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Library Professional Development with your Gale Periodical Resources

Duration: 30 Minutes

Your Gale periodical resources are always ready to serve student and patron needs but what about professional development for library staff? Read up on new ideas in libraries, best practices and more from titles like Booklist, School Library Journal, Reference & User Services Quarterly, and Library Philosophy and Practice. We shared how to find these titles, set up in-database subscriptions, and more! Libraries who subscribe to Gale Academic OneFile, Gale General OneFile, or Gale OneFile: Information Science will get the most out of this session.

Recorded on 5/27/20

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

Duration: 30 Minutes

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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Marketing Your Gale Digital Collection

Duration: 30 Minutes

You've invested time, thought, and budget dollars to create an amazing collection of materials for your teachers, students, and patrons but perhaps you've found that the digital portion of your resources doesn't always get the attention it deserves. View this recorded webinar to learn creative and effective strategies for spreading the word about your Gale digital collection and make sure those great resources get used! In this recorded session we showcase marketing materials and outreach templates available for all your Gale products, discuss how to create a content calendar to promote your collection year round, and outline steps to develop a marketing plan focused on your unique users.

Recorded on 5/07/20

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Gale Support Roundtable for Public Libraries

Duration: 45 Minutes

As you work to support your community online, Gale Customer Success and Training are here to answer your questions and help you connect with your users in new ways. Join Gale Customer Success Managers, Kevin Teller and Anne Nagrant, and Gale Training Consultant, Stacey Knibloe for quick tips related to common support and access questions. Bring your questions for the open Q&A to address your specific needs. 

Recorded on 4/24/20

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Gale Support Roundtable for K-12 Libraries

Duration: 30 Minutes

As you work to support your school online, Gale Customer Success and Training are here to answer your questions and help you connect with your students and teachers in new ways. Join Gale Customer Success Manager, Lauren Mathewson and Gale Training Consultant, Tammi VanBuren for quick tips related to common support and access questions. Bring your questions for the open Q&A to address your specific needs.

Recorded on 4/23/20

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Gale Support Roundtable for Academic Libraries

Duration: 45 Minutes

As you work to support your institution online, Gale Customer Success and Training are here to answer your questions and help you connect with your users in new ways. Join Gale Customer Success Manager, Stephen Lank and Gale Training Consultant, Marian Valentine for quick tips related to common support and access questions.

Recorded on 4/21/20

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Online Learning Tools Within Your Gale Resources

Duration: 30 Minutes

As your school or institution quickly makes the move from in-person courses to online learning, your Gale resources are here to help! Join this webinar for quick tips on common Gale tools and support materials that you can use to help smooth the transition.

Recorded on 3/20/20

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Gale Literature: LitFinder Enhancements

Duration: 30 Minutes

LitFinder (now called Gale Literature: LitFinder) is receiving interface enhancements 12-2019 designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success. In this recorded webinar, we'll share what's changing with LitFinder, including both interface and specific tool enhancements. Join us to learn how these improvements will help users research smarter, not harder. (Learn more about these enhancements at https://www.gale.com/product-enhancements.)

Recorded on 1/24/20

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Gale Books and Authors Webinar

Duration: 30 Minutes

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

Duration: 30 Minutes

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 In Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Duration: 30 Minutes

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is the premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. In this webinar, we'll explore this rich resource for debaters that includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive statistics, and more.

Recorded on 10/02/19

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Gale Health and Wellness Enhancements

Duration: 30 Minutes

Gale Health and Wellness received interface enhancements designed to increase access to library resources and have a greater impact on user success. This recorded webinar shares what's changing and how these improvements help users research smarter, not harder.

Recorded on 8/02/19

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Gale In Context: Environmental Studies (previously GREENR) Enhancements

Duration: 30 Minutes

Gale In Context: Environmental Studies (previously GREENR) resource 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: Environmental Studies and how these improvements will help users research smarter, not harder.

Recorded on 8/02/19

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Gale In Context Enhancements

Duration: 45 Minutes

Gale In Context resources are 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: Biography (previously Biography In Context), Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints (previously Opposing Viewpoints In Context), and other popular Gale In Context resources and how these improvements will help users research smarter, not harder.

Recorded on 8/01/19

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

Duration: 30 Minutes

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 Business: Entrepreneurship (previously Small Business Resource Center) Enhancements

Duration: 30 Minutes

Gale Business: Entrepreneurship (previously Small Business 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 7/30/19

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Gale OneFile Enhancements

Duration: 30 Minutes

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

Duration: 30 Minutes

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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For Oregon: New Gale Resources for Oregon Overview

There are two new Gale resources available to Oregon libraries that can help you meet the needs of your reading and research users! Gale’s Books & Authors is a reader’s advisory resource that offers new ways to explore the endless possibilities and combinations of books, authors, genres and topics. With over 150,000 recommended titles, you’re bound to find something to please every patron and student! Gale’s LitFinder provides access to a wealth of literary works and secondary-source materials covering world literature and authors throughout history including more than 132,000 full-text poems and 670,000+ poetry citations, as well as short stories, speeches, and plays. Join us to learn more while we dig into best practices for getting what you need out of these outstanding resources!

Recorded on 1/29/19

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For Oregon: Looking for Authoritative and Credible Resources? Harness the Power of Your OSLIS Statew

Are your students and teachers concerned about where to find reliable information sources? Your school library has a wealth of authoritative, current, balanced news and digital content in your OSLIS statewide databases from Gale. In this session, we'll share best practices for bringing users into these resources, showing how transparent they are, and providing tips for ways your library can make sure your students and teachers are finding authoritative sources on the topics important to them and their curriculum!

Recorded on 11/15/17

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For Oregon: Looking for Authoritative and Credible Resources? Harness the Power of Your Statewide Ga

Are your users concerned about where to find reliable information sources? Your library has a wealth of authoritative, current, balanced news and digital content in your statewide databases from Gale. In this session, we'll share best practices for bringing users into these resources, showing how transparent they are, and providing tips for ways your library can make sure your users are finding authoritative sources on the topics that are important to them! 

Recorded on 11/06/17

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For Oregon: Getting Out to Your Business Community with Your Gale Resources

Would you like to get your business community more engaged with your library? Then this webinar is for you! Gale provides resources that are perfect for small business owners, entrepreneurs, and business professionals. In this session well provide an overview of the resources available, best practices for reaching out to business organizations, and provide materials to get the ball rolling. Bring your questions and share your experiences with your colleagues!  These are the PowerPoint slides and sites used during the webinar. 

Recorded on 4/04/17

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For Oregon: Support STEM with your OSLIS Gale Resources - SECONDARY

STEM is increasingly emphasized as crucial to educational and economic success. With access to STEM focused eBooks and databases like Research In Context through OSLIS, your library can play an essential role in STEM exploration and learning for all ages. Well provide best practices for finding STEM content in your Gale resources as well as library and classroom examples you can model. Attend the elementary or secondary focused session (or both) to discover how to use your OSLIS Gale resources to support this critical area!

Recorded on 2/16/17

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For Oregon: Support STEM with your OSLIS Gale Resources - ELEMENTARY

STEM is increasingly emphasized as crucial to educational and economic success. With access to STEM focused eBooks and databases like Research In Context through OSLIS, your library can play an essential role in STEM exploration and learning for all ages. Well provide best practices for finding STEM content in your Gale resources as well as library and classroom examples you can model. Attend the elementary or secondary focused session (or both) to discover how to use your OSLIS Gale resources to support this critical area!

Recorded on 2/15/17

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Tutorials

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Business Insights: Global - Basics

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Business Insights: Global - Companies

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Business Insights: Global - Comparison Reports

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Business Insights: Global - Documents

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Business Insights: Global - Industries

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Business Insights: Global - Searching

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Gale Academic OneFile - Targeting Trusted Sources

This tutorial shows you how to narrow a research topic within Gale Academic OneFile.

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Gale Books and Authors - Finding Your Next Read

This tutorial shows you how to use Gale Books and Authors to find new books suited to your current mood and interests or based on titles and writers you've enjoyed in the past.

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Gale Business: Entrepreneurship - Business Plans

This tutorial shows you how to use background information, sample plans, and templates within Gale Business: Entrepreneurship to support the process of writing a business plan.

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Gale General OneFile - Explore Trusted Magazines and Newspapers

This tutorial will show you how to use basic publication search features within Gale General OneFile to explore trusted magazines and newspapers.

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Gale Health and Wellness - Finding Trustworthy Medical Information

This tutorial will show you how to use Gale Health and Wellness to easily find ad-free authoritative health information to put your mind at ease.

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Gale Tools - Downloading and Sending to Google Drive and OneDrive

This tutorial shows you how to download results or use the Send to tool to add documents to Google Drive or Microsoft OneDrive from many Gale resources.

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Gale Tools - Accessibility and Support for All Learners

This tutorial shows you how to use tools like Translate and Listen to support varied learning needs within many Gale resources.

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Gale Tools - Cite

This tutorial shows you how to use Citation Tools found in many Gale resources to simplify the research process.

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Gale Tools - Get Link

This tutorial shows you how to use the Get Link tool found in many Gale resources to create persistent links back to documents, searches, and more.

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Gale Tools - Google Classroom Integration

This tutorial shows you how to integrate materials from library resources directly into your Google Classroom site to share with students.

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Gale Tools - Highlights and Notes

This tutorial shows you how to use Highlights and Notes to keep track of key concepts and document sections within many Gale resources.

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Gale Tools - Topic Finder

This tutorial shows you how to use the Topic Finder found in many Gale resources to analyze search results and create a unique research topic.

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Narrowing Your Research Topic

This tutorial shares strategies for narrowing wide research topics, and using advanced search features to pinpoint documents within your Gale In Context resources.

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National Geographic Kids - Rock Your Projects

This tutorial shows students how to find articles, books, and more in National Geographic Kids to take classroom assignments and projects to the next level.

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National Geographic Kids - Spark Your Child's Curiosity

This tutorial shows parents how to browse magazines and navigate exciting content to help their children develop curiosity and gain an educational edge.

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National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World - Plan Your Next Adventure

This tutorial shows you how to use National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World, to discover locations of interest, and plan travel to dream destinations.

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