IN Context library resource research

Improved Article Recommendation Comes to In Context

The Gale In Context family of online solutions makes information discovery engaging, simple and fun. On July 2, the In Context experience will become even better with a new article recommendation feature, unique to Gale!

When a user is reading a reference article within any of the In Context resources listed below, this new feature highlights terms within the entry, and links those terms to additional relevant reference articles within the resource. Clicking on the link to related articles opens a separate tab or window containing the new content. Typically, related subjects or articles are found in sidebar navigation or require the user to execute separate queries. By embedding these related foundational articles throughout the reading experience, researchers can use this new tool to:

  • Access information more effectively and efficiently
  • Critically evaluate a greater number of reference sources
  • Understand and incorporate more content in order to accomplish their research task
Opposing Viewpoints In Context electronic resource library
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During the development of this innovative approach to content discovery, Gale’s Product, Publishing and User Experience teams worked closely with customers and users. In addition to supporting the development of information literacy skills as outlined above, when asked by why this feature was so important to them, our library partners said it:

  • Allows researchers to make deeper connections
  • Supports the development of critical thinking and close reading skills
  • Helps users narrow or broaden a search in “real time” without having to conduct a new search
  • Provides students an even better alternative to Wikipedia in terms of both content and ease of use

This tool is automatically releasing to Opposing Viewpoints In Context, Science In Context, Student Resources In Context, U.S History In Context, World History In Context, and Canada In Context on July 2. No setup is required but display of these links can be managed by libraries within the Gale Admin tools.

Also available July 2 is EZproxy. When configured in Gale Admin, this functionality automatically adds a library’s EZ Proxy information to bookmarked URLs created within In Context resources. When users click these bookmarked URLs, they are able to seamlessly authenticate via the library’s standard EZproxy login screen–perfect for integrating library resources into curriculum and coursework by way of learning management systems (LMS).

See it for yourself! Not an In Context subscriber? After July 2, sign up for free instant access.

For more information, call us today at 1-800-877-GALE.

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