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Research In Context
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Gale’s Research In Context is designed to bridge the gap between the Kids InfoBits resource for elementary school students and the subject-specific Gale In Context family, developed primarily for high school and undergraduate students.

Bringing together content from the former Discovering Collection, Junior Reference Collection, Student Resource Center Jr., InfoTrac Junior Edition, and InfoTrac Junior Graphic Edition, Research In Context is cross-disciplinary in nature—spanning literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history.

  • Categories cover the most-studied topics—Cultures, government, people, U.S. history, sports, world history, geography, literature, science, and social issues – including nearly 300 topic pages and overviews on the subjects and social issues most studied by and relevant to middle school users as well as science experiments and contextual information for key works and documents
  • Engaging reference, periodical, and multimedia content—Books, images, biographies, audio, video, magazines, newspapers, creative works, primary sources, and more
  • Authoritative information sources—Proprietary Gale, UXL, and Lucent titles and content from leading sources like National Geographic, Scholastic, NPR, NASA, AP Video News, and others
  • Alignment to standards—Contains national and state curriculum standards for grades 6 to 12 in language arts, social studies, and science
  • New content written explicitly for middle schoolers—Topic overviews on the subjects and social issues most studied by and relevant to middle school users as well as science experiments and contextual information for key works and documents

Access

Access to these resources is restricted to subscribing institutions. The links under the corresponding library or school name is for in-library access, and the link beneath the out-of-library term is for home/remote access where available.

Pre K - Grade 12 Schools
Schools  
 
Public Libraries
Chinook Regional Library Out-of-Library
Lakeland Library Region Out-of-Library
Palliser Regional Library Out-of-Library
Parkland Regional Library Out-of-Library
Pahkisimon Nuye?áh Library System Out-of-Library
Regina Public Library Out-of-Library
Saskatoon Public Library Out-of-Library
Southeast Regional Library Out-of-Library
Wapiti Regional Library Out-of-Library
Wheatland Regional Library Out-of-Library  
 
Post-Secondary School Libraries
Briercrest College and Seminary, Archibald Library Out-of-Library
Gabriel Dumont Institute Library  
Saskatchewan Polytechnic Library Services Out-of-Library
St. Peter's Abbey and College Library Out-of-Library
University of Regina, Dr. John Archer Library Out-of-Library
University of Saskatchewan Main Library Out-of-Library
 
Special Libraries
Law Society of Saskatchewan  
Ministry of Labour Relations and Workplace Safety  
Ministry of Education  
Ministry of First Nations and Métis Relations Library Out-of-Library
Ministry of Health, Policy and Planning Branch  
Ministry of Social Services, Research and Evaluation  
POS Pilot Plant Corporation  
Prairie Agricultural Machinery Institute  
Regina Qu'Appelle Health District, Science Library Out-of-Library
Resource Centre for Sport, Culture, and Recreation Out-of-Library
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Resource Centre Out-of-Library
SaskCentral, Stategic Support  
Saskatchewan Legislative Library Out-of-Library 
Saskatchewan Provincial Library Out-of-Library
Saskatchewan Research Council, Information Services  
Saskatchewan Teachers' Federation, Stewart Resources Centre  
Saskatoon Health Region  Out-of-Library

Training and Promotion

Research In Context webinar presented by the Provincial Library and Literacy Office.

http://librarytoolshed.ca/content/research-context-webinar 

 

Gale supplies posters, bookmarks, and tent cards for many of its databases. The libraries are able to order these items directly from the company.

http://www.cengagesites.com/CL/781/gale-promo-custom-print-materials/

Gale also provides Guided Tutorials using Adobe Capivate for its resources. For the Discovering Collection, there is a tutorial describing the resource (9:15).  

Gale offers a series of Sample Searches to retrieve in-depth reference content for the core curriculum areas of literature, history, biography, science and social studies.

Gale Cengage Learning - Available Training - On-Demand, Webinars and Materials
http://www.cengagesites.com/CL/790/gale-cengage-library-training/materials/

Mobile Access

Access library resources using the new Gale App. If you have an iOS and Android smart phone you are free to use at least 17 Gale information portals, which grants you access to health, business, and legal information. All you need to do is be within 15 km of a public library in Saskatchewan.

Get App here http://support.gale.com/apps/guest.php?page=/apps/index.php