The Britannica Elementary Collection added to Kids InfoBits

At Gale we are always working hard to make sure our products contain as much engaging, authoritative content as possible. Following that theme, we are proud to announce that The Britannica Elementary Collection – a set of 3,800 Britannica articles and associated media from 63 eBooks – has been added to Kids InfoBits.

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Enhancements to the Free Access My Library Mobile App

Access My Library Mobile App eResources

You may be familiar with Gale’s Access My Library® (AML) app for iPhones and iPads that connects mobile users to the library’s Gale holdings. Now, it’s even better!  All your library users can save time and get faster answers by being able to access eResources on mobile devices.

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Did You Know: Just Bark Out the Command

Did you know…dogs not only point themselves, they also do it when humans point.  Whichever way their person directs them with a hand gesture or point that’s the direction the dog will go. Learn more about dogs, how they communicate with us, and what they try to tell us with their moves and expressions in National Geographic Kids How to Speak Dog: A guide to decoding dog language.Check it out or call your rep for more information.

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Updates to National Geographic Products: ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology added, Term Clusters upgraded, and more

We are pleased to announce the release of the following enhancements to the National Geographic Virtual Library (NGVL) and National Geographic Kids. The following upgrades went live in both products on November 3, 2014:

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Product Updates: New In Context content for 11/03/14

Gale is continually updating and adding new content to our In Context products, ensuring that they offer timely, authoritative, useful information. The items below were added or updated during the week of November 3, 2014.

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Celebrating Amelia Earhart with the National Geographic Society

By Anne Marie Houppert

Amelia Earhart is in the news again amidst reports that wreckage originally discovered two decades ago does, indeed, belong to her missing plane. Rather than focus on the mystery of her disappearance, we’d like to celebrate this discovery by paying homage to the aviator’s many accomplishments.

For instance, did you know Amelia has a connection to the National Geographic Society? Not only was she awarded the Special Gold Medal by the Society, but she also authored a May 1935 National Geographic magazine article, “My Flight From Hawaii.” The article recounts her preparation for a solo flight from Honolulu to San Francisco, starting with the voyage from Los Angeles to Hawaii with her Lockheed secured on the aft tennis court of the ship Lurline—photos included! On January 11th, 1935, the weather conditions were deemed favorable enough and she took off:

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GVRL Delivers What You Want from eBooks

By Pat Coryell

As the Vice President and Publisher over GVRL, I focus my time immersed in market research, customer feedback, and user testing data to best understand the gaps and pain points in today’s eBook landscape, as well as identify the gains Gale might deliver to our library customers and users.

I’m often in problem-solving mode, as we and our customers across academic, public, and school libraries, take on the many challenges involved with shifting to meet evolving user needs brought about by changes in student/community demographics, differentiated learning styles, and the introduction of new technologies.

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