Product Updates: New In Context content for 08/04/14

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 August 4, 2014.

"John Joseph Pershing." Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Biography in Context. Web. 10 Sept. 2014.
“John Joseph Pershing.” Gale Biography in Context. Detroit: Gale, 2010. Biography in Context. Web. 10 Sept. 2014.

Biography in Context

  • 20 new people portal pages have been added, bringing the total number in Biography in Context to 4,455. Highlights include:
    • John Pershing, an army officer who led the American Expeditionary Forces in Europe during World War I
    • Horatio Nelson, a highly regarded British naval officer who served in the Napoleonic Wars
    • Kamala D. Harris, California’s attorney general
    • Katherine Paterson, an American author known for her 1977 children’s classic Bridge to Terabithia
    • Abdel Fattah el-Sisi, Egypt’s current president
    • Kaley Cuoco, actress of CBS’s The Big Bang Theory (she makes a million dollars per episode!)
    • Susana Martinez, Governor of New Mexico
    • Jamie Dornan, the Northern Irish actor starring in the Fifty Shades of Grey film (2015)
  • The Military Figures category has been added to BIC, which focuses on individuals from a diverse range of backgrounds known for their military roles throughout history
  • New eBook titles/content:
    • Contemporary Black Biography, Vol. 118: 55 new records live on 8/4/14
    • June BIC New Entries (e-first): 48 new records live on 8/4/14

 

Thousands of participants gather in Times Square to Practice Yoga in New York City on June 20, 2012.       UPI/John Angelillo
Thousands of participants gather in Times Square to Practice Yoga in New York City on June 20, 2012. UPI/John Angelillo

Global Issues in Context

  • 38 portal pageshave been updated including:
    • Alternative Medicine
    • Culture and Gender
    • Endangered Species
    • Human Rights
    • Immigrants and Immigration
    • Russia’s Renewed Power and Influence

 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

  • 5 new homepage spotlights:
    • An image of heavy shelling in Gaza city after being attacked by Israeli soldiers.

      Smoke rises during heavy Israeli shelling at the Shejaia neighborhood in Gaza City on July 20, 2014. At least 40 Palestinians were killed by Israeli shelling of the Gaza neighborhood of Shejaia, witnesses and health officials said.
      Smoke rises during heavy Israeli shelling at the Shejaia neighborhood in Gaza City on July 20, 2014. At least 40 Palestinians were killed by Israeli shelling of the Gaza neighborhood of Shejaia, witnesses and health officials said.
    • As North Carolina battles for gay rights, an image selected of the Levine Museum of the New South opened the LGBTQ Perspectives on Equality exhibit on July 25th.
    • An image selected of Chinese tourists visiting the Binhai Aircraft Carrier Theme Park in Tianjin, China, to tour the ex-Russian heavy aircraft cruiser the Kiev.
    • An image of Google Glass technology: hands-free technology that has an optical head-mounted display that outputs information like a smartphone.
    • An image of Mexican immigrants waiting to ride “La Bestia” (the beast) to stow away illegally in order to cross the U.S. Border.
  • A new homepage video has also been added, focusing on the future of higher education in the U.S. and the changing models of post-secondary degrees, along with the costs college students face in today’s economy.

 

Science in Context

  • Workers wearing protective clothing lower the corpse of a five-year-old boy who died early Friday into a grave, Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, in Mekambo, in northeast of Gabon. Adamou, who only had one name, was the fifth member of his family to catch the highly contagious Ebola virus. His mother, a nurse, died after treating an Ebola patient. The disease then spread to her mother, brother and another child. (AP Photo/Christine Nesbitt)
    Workers wearing protective clothing lower the corpse of a five-year-old boy who died early Friday into a grave, Friday, Dec. 28, 2001, in Mekambo, in northeast of Gabon. (AP Photo/Christine Nesbitt)

    2 new portals featured on the homepage:

    • Skin Cancer
    • Ebola and Other Hemorrhagic Fevers
  • 46 portal pages have been updated, including:
    • Animals
    • Arctic Region
    • Coal
    • Coral Reefs
    • Dinosaurs
    • DNA
    • Paleontology
    • Particle Physics
    • Remote Sensing
    • Sharks
    • Solar Flares
    • Volcanoes

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