Content Updates for Gale’s In Context (week ending 9/25/2015)

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Posted on September 24, 2015

New content has been added and existing content has been updated in a number of Gale’s In Context products.

Biography In Context

New portals were launched for Biography In Context this week. They include:

  • Popular MMA fighter Ronda Rousey
  • Joko Widodo, President of Indonesia
  • Prime Minister of Thailand Prayut Chan-o-cha
  • Late poets Lucille Clifton and Denise Levertov

Updates have been made for content reflecting the ousting of Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbot, the retirement of Floyd Mayweather, Jr., and the recent passing of Moses Malone.

Narrative content has been added for:

Contemporary Black Biography, Volumes 125 and 126 which covers 110 biographies across the 2 volumes. Some of the individuals covered include:

  • Jeh Hohnson U.S. Homeland Security head
  • Somali-American runner Abdi Abdirahman
  • American ballet dancer Misty Copeland
  • British actor David Oyelowo
  • Zimbabwean author NoViolet Buluwayo
  • Joseph Kabila, President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Newsmakers 2016, Issue 2 which offers five entries on people in the news including:

  • Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras
  • American Paralympic athlete Amy Purdy
  • Russian cosmonaut Yelena Serova
  • Dr. Denis Mukwege, Congolese physician and winner of the Sakharov Prize
  • Oscar-nominated Mexican director Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu

Over 50 new Biography In Context e-first bios have been added including:

  • Team USA soccer star Carli Lloyd
  • Australian actor Jason Clarke
  • American fashion icon Iris Apfel
  • Influential Indian business women Chanda Kochhar
  • NPR talk show host Diane Rehm
  • Andrzej Duda, President of Poland
  • PayPal co-founder Max Levchin
  • Controversial ex-NAACP chapter president Rachel Dolezal

Canada In Context

New homepage spotlights have been posted in addition to updates to their respective portal pages. They include Anne of Green Gables, British Columbia, First Nations, Judicial Branch, and Alice Munro.

Global Issues In Context

New portal pages have been added for Libya: Post Civil War and Racism and Law Enforcement.

Over 45 portal pages have been updated with new content. Some of these include:

Arctic Ownership Islamophobia
Assisted Suicide and Euthanasia Obama Administration: Foreign Policy
Censorship of the Press Pakistan and India Conflict
China’s Global Influence Palestinian Statehood
Cuba Post-Castro Rebellions in Yemen
Hungary Refugees
Islamic State Worker’s Rights and Labor Unions


Research In Context

New homepage spotlights tied to events relating to civil rights have been added to Research In Context. These include:

  • Civil rights leader, Martin Luther King, delivering his “I Have a Dream” speech at the Lincoln Memorial on August 28, 1963.
  • The 19th Amendment granted women the right to vote on August 26, 1920, which is commemorated each year with Women’s Equality Day.
  • The Voting Act of 1965 which was signed 50 years ago prohibiting racial discrimination of voting by some states.

Student Resources In Context

New homepage spotlights have been posted, along with updates to the portal pages associated with them. They include The Canterbury Tales, Walt Disney, Great Wall of China, Gun Control, and Immigration.

Curriculum Standard Updates

Updates have been added to Gale’s In Context. In addition Canadian standards have been added to Research In Context. The standards added are:

  • Arizona, Language Arts K-12
  • Florida K-12 Language Arts and Math
  • Indiana K-12 Language Arts, Social Studies and Math
  • Minnesota, Math K-11 and Social Studies K-12
  • New York, Social Studies K-12
  • Ontario, Canada, Social Studies 1-12
  • Oregon, Science K-12
  • Pennsylvania, Language Arts PK, K-12 and Math PK, K-12
  • South Carolina, K-12 Science, Language Arts, and Math
  • Texas, Math 3-12
  • Utah, Language Arts K-12
  • Wyoming, Social Studies K-12


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