Product Updates: New In Context content for 08/18/14

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 18th, 2014.RobinWilliams2

Biography in Context

  • One new homepage spotlight was added for the late Robin Williams, Oscar-winning actor and comedian.

 

 

Global Issues in Context

  • New homepage video on Ebola
  • 42 portal pages have been updated including:
    • Agribusiness

      Bundles of marijuana seized from the Mexico's Sinaloa Cartel are displayed at a news conference in Phoenix, Arizona, on 31 October 2011, after an operation that resulted in the arrest of over 70 people. Joshua Lott/Reuters/Landov
      Bundles of marijuana seized from Mexico’s Sinaloa Cartel. Joshua Lott/Reuters/Landov
    • Child Abuse
    • Extreme Weather
    • Mexico’s Drug Wars
    • Online Activism
    • Religion in Public Office
    • Same-sex Marriage
    • Syrian Civil Unrest

 

U.S. History in Context

  • 45 new update essayshave been added. This new feature, added in April, 2014,is designed toprovide any new information that post-dates the portal’s overview, along with a bibliography. Update essays appear at the top of the “Featured Content” section as an “update overview”. Examples of portals to which update essayswere added in August include:
    Update Essays appear at the top of the “Featured Content” section of selected portals.
    Update Essays appear at the top of the “Featured Content” section of selected portals.
    • 9-11 and Its Aftermath
    • American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
    • Censorship
    • Central Intelligence Agency (CIA)
    • Civil Rights Movement
    • Constitution and Bill of Rights
    • Consumer Protection
    • Environmental Movement
    • Globalization
    • Homeland Security
    • Mental Illness
    • Motion Pictures
    • National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
    • Rap and Hip-Hop
    • Rock and Roll
    • Roe v. Wade
    • Social Security and Welfare
    • Space Exploration
    • Suburbia
    • Taxation
  • 97 new websiteswere added in August. Examples include:
    • Thomas Paine’s “The American Crisis,” December 19, 1776
    • The Sentencing of Julius and Ethel Rosenberg, April 5, 1951
    • The Recall of General Douglas MacArthur, April 11, 1951
    • Report on the Space Shuttle Challenger Explosion, June 6, 1986
    • Overview of the War against Iraq

World History in Context

  • 48 new update essayshave been added. Examples include:
    • AIDS
    • Arab-Israeli Conflict
    • Argentina in the Twentieth Century

      Update Essays appear at the top of the “Featured Content” section of selected portals.
      Update Essays appear at the top of the “Featured Content” section of selected portals.
    • Australia since 1914
    • Biology
    • Canada
    • Capitalism
    • Charity and Philanthropy
    • Childhood and Child Rearing
    • Democracy
    • Genocide
    • Hinduism
    • Iraq War
    • Islam
    • Israel
    • Japan since 1945
    • Judaism
    • Lebanon
    • Medicine
    • Modern Africa
    • North Korea
    • Oil and Oil Production
    • Sugar and Sugar Production
    • Terrorism
    • Tourism
    • United Nations
    • Volcanoes and Volcanic Eruptions

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