Content Updates for Gale’s In Context (week ending 11/13/2015)

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Posted on November 16, 2015

Take a look at the new resources now available in many of your favorite In Context products:

Biography In Context
New homepage spotlights were added in the past few weeks that include:

  • Country music star Carrie Underwood who recently co-hosted the 2015 Country Music Awards with fellow artist Brad Paisley.
  • Native American leader Geronimo, in recognition of Native American Heritage Month.
  • Actress Jennifer Lawrence will be appearing in the final installment of the Hunger Games series, Hunger Games Mockingjay, Part 2 opening November 20.
  • New Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, son of Pierre Elliott Trudeau
  • Journalist and author Ta-Nahisi Coates who won a MacArthur Genius grant this year and whose book Between the World and Me was shortlisted for the 2015 National book Award in Nonfiction.

New portal pages and a homepage video were posted including:

  • Notorious pirates Edward Teach (“Blackbeard”) and William Kidd (“Captain Kidd”)
  • Feminist writer and activist Mary Wollstonecraft, mother of Mary Shelly who is the author of “Frankenstein”
  • Stephen Curry, player for the Golden State Warriors
  • “The Walking Dead” actor Steven Yeun
  • Video “Out There: Einstein’s Telescope”: A nod to the 100th anniversary of Albert Einstein’s Theory of General Relativity

Canada In Context
New home page spotlights have been recently added that include:

  • Margaret Atwood, an award-winning author who often uses her connection to her November birth month as a theme in her writing. Her latest novel is The Heart Goes Last.
  • Known for its stunning Rocky Mountains, Alberta has seen a large growth in population and resource development, which has become the province’s largest industry.
  • The Canadian Pacific Railway which was completed in November 1855, established Canada as a transcontinental nation.
  • Remembrance Day, which is celebrated November 11th, commemorates Canadian veterans who gave their lives in times of war.

Global Issues In Context
Over 45 portal pages have been updated, including:

BRICS Countries China: One Child Policy
China’s Global Influence FARC
International Adoption Iran: International Relations
Islamic State Kurdish Conflicts
Organized Crime Racism and Law Enforcement
Syrian Civil War Tuberculosis 

Research In Context
New homepage spotlights have been added that focus on technical innovators.

  • Steve Jobs who co-founded Apple and launched the first Apple computers in the mid 70’s. Jobs passed away in October 2011.i
  • In 1988 Larry Page and Sergey Brin founded Google. This past October, Google released its latest Android phones, the Nexus 5X and 6P.
  • Bill Gates who cofounded Microsoft Corporation, which is now the largest computer software company in the world.

Science In Context
New homepage spotlights appear in the product and include:

  • General Relativity/Albert Einstein flagging Einstein’s presentation on the theory of relativity over 100 years ago
  • Reproduction
  • Air Pollution /Smog In Shanghai
  • Helium/Yellowstone National Park
  • Hurricanes/Hurricane Patricia

Student Resources In Context
New spotlight homepage images have been added and include:

  • Thanksgiving Day
  • This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act which prohibited racially charged measures to suppress minority voters.
  • Celebrated in November, Native American Heritage Month honors the contributions made by the first Americans to the growth of the United States.
  • The fourth installment of The Hunger Games film series is set to release this month. The book trilogy has sold more than 65 million copies in the United States.
  • The Gettysburg Address, which was a brief speech given by Abraham Lincoln in November 1863 at the site of the Battle of Gettysburg.

U.S. History and World History In Context
New portal pages have been added for each of these products. U.S. History In Context features the Financial Crisis of 2008, the Food and Drug Administration, the Livestock Industry, and Will Rogers. For World History In Context they are Afghanistan, Arab Spring, the European Financial Crisis of 2008-09, and rice and rice production.


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