Product Updates: New In Context content for 11/03/14

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 November 3, 2014.

Squanto
Squanto

Biography in Context

  • Four new homepage spotlights:
    • Colin Powell, a military veteran who served as the first African American U.S. Secretary of State
    • Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada
    • Musician B.B. King, a living blues legend, and our featured figure for Diabetes Month
    • Squanto, the Patuxet man who is credited with helping the Europeans of Plymouth Colony
  • In addition to Squanto in the spotlight carousel, many of the Featured Homepage Categories include people with tribal affiliations and/or Native American ancestry in honor of Native American Heritage Month, including:
    • Susan La Flesche Picotte, the first American Indian woman to become a physician in the United States
    • Musician, singer, and songwriter Jimi Hendrix
    • Entertainer Wayne Newton
    • Writer Leslie Marmon Silko
    • Diane Humetewa (the first Native American to serve as a Federal Judge)
    • The late Wilma Mankiller (the first woman to be elected chief of a major American Indian tribe)
  • Featured Homepage Video: This month’s selection is “American History: Jamestown
  • Eight new portals were added, bringing the total number of portals to 4,515, including:
    • Jean de Brebeuf, a French-born Jesuit missionary (1593-1649)
    • Kate Bush, a British singer who, in 2014, gave her first concert in 35 years
    • Carlos Fuentes, a leading voice of Mexico’s literary and intellectual circles who died in 2012
    • Benjamin E. Mays, a minister and social activist who played a role in the American Civil Rights Movement and was a mentor to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

 

Egyptians, some waiting hours, lined up to vote in a referendum on constitutional amendments, Cairo, Egypt, 19 March 2011. It was the first test of Egypt's transition to democracy after the overthrow of President Hosni Mubarak the previous month, and the first time in three decades that many Egyptians felt their vote mattered. The constitutional amendments were approved. AP Images/Grace Kassab
Egyptians, some waiting hours, lined up to vote in a referendum on constitutional amendments, Cairo, Egypt, 19 March 2011. AP Images/Grace Kassab

Global Issues in Context

  • A new Ebola video was added to homepage.
  • 42 portal pageshave been updated, including:
    • Ebola
    • Elections and Voter’s Rights
    • Environmental Issues Protests
    • Ethnic Cleansing
    • Global Economic Crisis
    • Islamic State
    • Privacy Laws
    • World Bank and Developing Economies

 

 

Science in Context

  • German physicist, Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1932 for his work in expressing quantum theory in its (at the time) most complete and self-consistent form. ©Bettmann/Corbis
    German physicist, Werner Heisenberg (1901-1976) received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1932 for his work in expressing quantum theory in its (at the time) most complete and self-consistent form.
    ©Bettmann/Corbis

    17 portal pageshave been updated with textual updates and new featured content, including:

    • Antibiotics
    • Antimicrobial Resistance
    • Climate and Weather
    • Ebola and Other Hemorrhagic Fevers
    • Global Warming and Climate Change
    • HIV/AIDS
    • MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome)
    • Nobel Prize Winners
    • Underwater Exploration
    • Viruses

 

U.S. History in Context

  • 2 new portal pages nowappear:
    • Lucille Ball
    • Steven Spielberg
  • The homepage has been updated with new highlighted topics
  • The homepage spotlight rotation now includes Broadway (coinciding with fall start to Broadway theater season), Brown v. Board of Education, Football (currently active sport season), and Fur Trade
  • Homepage video updated to highlight early computing technology

 

Six standing colossi, giant honorary statues, adorn a temple to Ramses II in Abu Simbel, Egypt. Otto Lang/Corbis.
Six standing colossi, giant honorary statues, adorn a temple to Ramses II in Abu Simbel, Egypt.
Otto Lang/Corbis.

World History in Context

  • A new portal page has been added: Iceland
  • The homepage has been updated with new highlighted topics.
  • The homepage spotlight rotation now includes:
    • Ancient Egypt
    • Argentina in the Twentieth Century
    • Buddhism
  • Homepage video updated to newsreel on the death of Winston Churchill

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