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Content Updates for Gale’s In Context (week ending 9/11/2015)

Posted on September 11, 2015

Take a look at the latest content updates made to Gale’s In Context products.

Biography In Context
New homepage spotlight images have been added this week. In addition you’ll find that these images have special “hotspots” that allow users to hover over portions of the image to find fast facts about the topic and links to additional content. The new spotlights include:

  • Selena Gomez, actress and singer
  • Tennis player, Serena Williams who was the winner at the 2015 Wimbledon Championships which marked her 21st Grand Slam title
  • The late Jim Henson, creator of “The Muppets”
  • Satchel Paige, who at 59 years old on September 25, 1965 pitched 3 innings of a Major League baseball game
  • United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, will mark the International Day of Peace by ringing the Peace Bell on September 21, 2015

A new portal page has been added that features Lindsey Graham and updates have been made to biographies for Elizabeth II, Queen of England and Stephen Colbert. In addition a new video is available on the home page featuring Bill Gates and the future of technology.

Just over 40 portal pages have been updated. Some of the pages include:

Margaret Atwood Angelina Jolie
Tim Cook J.K. Rowling
Carly Fiorina Marco Rubio
William Gibson Blake Shelton
Harry, Prince of Wales Mark Zuckerberg
Chris Hemsworth


Canada In Context
New portal pages have been added covering Patrick Roy and Gun Control/Gun Registry.

Global Issues In Context
A total of 43 portal pages have been added this week, including Hurricane Katrina (10th anniversary), Immigrants and Immigration, Islamic State, Mad Cow Disease, Marine Toxins, Medical Isolation and Quarantine, Waterborne Disease, and Women in Politics.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context
New homepage spotlights have been added this week that include:

  • An image of animal rights protesters in front of the dental practice of Dr. Walter Palmer in Bloomington, MN. Palmer is accused of killing Cecil, a lion in Zimbabwe. The spotlight is tied to the Animal Rights portal page.
  • In image of people gathered at the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park on the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing in Hiroshima. This is tied to the portal page on Japan.
  • A recent image of Pluto and its moon, Charon that was taken by NASA’s New Horizons spacecraft. The image is connected to the Space Exploration portal page.
  • A featured image of U.S. Customs and Border protection agents searching for immigrants on the banks of the Rio Grande River near Roma, TX. The image is tied to the portal page on U.S. Borders.
  • An image of a fire in the western United States that is connected to the portal page for Western U.S. Droughts.

Portal pages have been updated for the following topics:

Addiction Marijuana
Air Pollution Palestine
Bullying Racism
Democracy Syria
DREAM Act Teenage Pregnancy
Human Genetics Transgender People
Israel Urban Agriculture
Journalism Water Pollution
Junk Food Women’s Rights


Research In Context
New frontlist titles have been added to Reseach In Context including UXL Civics, UXL Doomed: the Science Behind Disasters, and UXL Money: Making Sense of Economics and Personal Finance.

Science In Context
New homepage spotlights were added this week that also include the “hotspot” enhancement allowing students to scroll over images enabling pop-ups to appear that provide additional information about the image and allowing the user to make better connections from topic to topic. The new featured spotlight images are tied to portal pages covering Biodiversity, Chemical Elements, Volcanoes, Solar Systems, and Sickle Cell Anemia.

New videos (300 in total) have been added from the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency) Video Collection.

In addition, updates have been made to portal pages that include enhanced entries, new videos, and more. Portals that have this added content include:

Air Pollution Internet and World Wide Web
Computer Assisted Instruction Polar Bear
Hepatitis Spacecraft
Human Genome Water Pollution
Infectious Diseases Wildfires


Student Resources In Context
New portals pages have been added for Charles Darwin and the Great Wall of China.

U.S. History In Context
Portal pages are now available covering Andrew Carnegie and Expatriation.

World History In Context
New portal pages for World History In Context include Cuba and Switzerland.




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