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Content updates for Gale’s In Context (week of 8/3/2015)

Posted on August 6, 2015

Over the past couple of weeks we’ve added new content and made updates to already posted content found in your favorite Gale In Context products. See what’s there for you to access.

Biography In Context

New spotlight features have been added to the homepage that include:

  • U.S. President Barack Obama, celebrating his birthday on August 4
  • The late U.S. President Lyndon B. Johnson, who signed the Voting Rights Act of 1965 into law 50 years ago
  • Nobel Peace Prize laureate Lech Walesa, founder of the Solidarity labor union that sparked change in his country 35 years ago on August 31
  • American actress Taraji P. Henson, star of television’s Empire
  • Chris Froome, the British cyclist who recently won his second Tour de France title
  • Kailash Satyarthi, Indian children’s rights activist who shared the 2014 Nobel Peace Prize with Malala Yousafzai
  • Daniel James, Jr., also known as Chappie, who became the first African American four-star general in 1975
  • Apollo 13 astronaut Jim Lovell
  • American filmmaker and producer Brett Ratner
  • Sepp Blatter, the controversial Swiss president of FIFA (soccer’s international governing body)

In addition you’ll find 29 Biography In Context e-first biographies, 55 entries from Contemporary Black Biography, Volume 125, and all entries, 29,010 in total, from Writers Directory 2015.

A new video has been posted about Emperor Hirohito to acknowledge the atomic bomb attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki 70 years ago.

Global Issues In Context

Just over 100 portal pages have been updated in the last few weeks. Some of the topics include:

Animal Rights Maoist Insurgency in India
Arctic Ownership NAFTA
Child Labor Pandemic Preparedness
Child Soldiers Rebellions In Yemen
Cuba Post-Castro Same-Sex Marriage
Ebola Water Pollution
Global Insecurity Women in Politics
Identity Theft Women in the Military
Islamic State World Health Organization
Literacy Yellow Fever


Science In Context

August homepage spotlight features are now available. One in particular is on Pluto with updated content on the New Horizons flyby and images that were obtained by the spacecraft. In addition just over 35 portal pages were updated with new content. Some of these include Bipolar Disorder, Calcium, Allergies, Euthanasia, Illegal Drugs and Whooping Cough/Pertussis.

U.S. History and World History In Context

The U.S. History database has two new portal pages that cover inventor Jack S. Kilby and film executive Louis B. Mayer. World History In Context has also had additions to their portal pages that include Alexander II, Czar of Russia and psychologist Carl Jung.



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