Product Updates: New In Context content for 01/26/2015

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 January 26, 2015.

Portrait of Ayaan Hirsi Ali at the Festival of Literature at Literature House in Rome, Italy, on May 28, 2008. © Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images
Portrait of Ayaan Hirsi Ali at the Festival of Literature at Literature House in Rome, Italy, on May 28, 2008.
© Elisabetta Villa/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

Biography in Context

  • Two new homepage spotlightshave been added:
    • Ayaan Hirsi Ali, a speaker at ALA MidWinter
    • Abdullah, King of Saudi Arabia, died on January 23, 2015 at age 90

 

Canada in Context

  • Two new portal pages nowappear:
    • Métis
    • Obesity in Canada
  • The homepage has been updated to highlight the new pages.
  • A homepage video from the CBC was added: “Head of B.C. Missing Women Commission says no to national inquiry.”
  • The following four portals were updated with new spotlight images andare featured on the home page:
    • Ellen Page
    • Will Arnett
    • Justin Bieber
    • Eric Lindros

 

An activist with his painted face takes part in protest against censorship in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on 26 August 2010, by journalists and artists in front of a court which is hearing a lawsuit on attribution of frequences to two Ukrainian TV channels considered as independent from the ruling party. © Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images
An activist with his painted face takes part in protest against censorship in downtown Kiev, Ukraine, on 26 August 2010, by journalists and artists in front of a court which is hearing a lawsuit on attribution of frequences to two Ukrainian TV channels considered as independent from the ruling party.
© Genya Savilov/AFP/Getty Images

Global Issues in Context

  • Three new portalswere added
    • Antarctica: Climate Change
    • Hacking 
    • Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution
  • A new video about the Paris terrorist attack was added to the homepage.
  • 162 portal pages have been updated this month, including:
    • Censorship of the Press
    • Endangered Species and Wildlife Conservation
    • Pharmaceutical Supply to Developing Nations
    • Public Health and Infectious Disease
    • Religious Fundamentalism
    • Same-sex Marriage
    • Saudi Arabia
    • Terrorism

 

An image of a normal human prion protein, left, next to a disease-causing prion protein, both of which were discovered by Stanley Prusiner. Photograph by Dr. Stanley Prusiner and Dr. Fred Cohen. Reproduced by permission of AP/Wide World Photos.
An image of a normal human prion protein, left, next to a disease-causing prion protein, both of which were discovered by Stanley Prusiner.
Photograph by Dr. Stanley Prusiner and Dr. Fred Cohen. Reproduced by permission of AP/Wide World Photos.

Science in Context

  • Three new portal pages nowappear:
    • Arsenic
    • Proteins
    • Wireless Communications
  • By 1/30, there will also be two more new biography portals to celebrate Black History Month:
    • Neil deGrasse Tyson (astrophysicist)
    • Lisa P. Jackson (former EPA head)
  • In addition, 75 videos from the New York Times video collection have been added; these include videos on various scientific and medical topics. Included are 43 ScienceTake videos, exploring the physics of jellyfish motion, analysis of how dogs drink, and footage on the birth of stars in the Orion Nebula, the latter of which is featured on the homepage.

 

 

Muhammad Ali and Malcolm X
Malcolm X standing behind boxer Muhammad Ali on New Year’s Day, 1964. Bob Gomel/Sygma/Corbis

U.S. History in Context (these changes will be live on 1/30/2015)

  • A new homepage spotlighthas been added:
    • An image of Abraham Lincoln is featured (anniversary of his birthday on February 12)
  • Other homepage changeshave been made to highlight February anniversaries and special events, specifically:
    • Malcolm X is featured in the African American Perspectives category (2015 is the 50th anniversary of his assassination on February 21, 1965)
    • Libraries featured in the Events, Decades, and Cultural Trends category (February is Library Lovers’ Month)
    • Frederick Douglass featured in the Biographies category (he died on February 20, 1895)
    • Rosa Parks is featured in the African American Perspectives category (anniversary of her birthday on February 4)
    • Ronald Reagan is featured in the Biographies category (anniversary of his birthday on February 6)
    • San Francisco is featured in the Events, Decades, and Cultural Trends category  (the San Francisco World’s Fair opened on February 20, 1915)

 

 

In this fresco created by a Tuscan School painter, Galileo is seen showing his telescope to the doge (chief magistrate) and senators of Venice, Italy. © The Art Archive/Corbis.
In this fresco created by a Tuscan School painter, Galileo is seen showing his telescope to the doge (chief magistrate) and senators of Venice, Italy.
© The Art Archive/Corbis.

World History in Context (these changes will be live on 1/30/2015)

  • New homepage spotlightshave been added:
    • An image of James Joyce is featured and is tied to the Modernism portal page (anniversary of Joyce’s birthday on February 2)
    • And image of Galileo Galilei is featured (anniversary of his birthday on February 15)
  • An image of the Sistine Chapel is featured and is tied to the Renaissance portal page (Michelangelo died on February 18, 1564)
  • Other homepage changeshave been made to highlight February anniversaries and special events, specifically:
    • The Beatles are featured in the Biographies category  (in honor of the Beatles’ U.S. “invasion” on February 7, 1964)
    • Charles Dickens is featured in the Biographies category  (anniversary of his birthday on February 7)

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