Posted on October 30, 2015
With more than 45 million Google Apps for Education users worldwide and an average of over 40,000 Google search engine queries per second , Google is indisputably the place where people get their answers.
As the library seeks to continue to be a valued educational partner in communities, schools, and institutions, bringing trustworthy digital content into the natural path of the student or patron has never been more important. To make it easier for people to find and use this relevant, authoritative information, Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, has partnered with Google for Education in two ways: providing intuitive integration of popular workflow tools through Google Apps for Education and indexing content in Google Scholar.
Gale & Google Apps for Education
The ability for students to seamlessly login using Google Account credentials is now available through:
- Gale’s In Context suite of products
- InfoTrac periodical resources
- GVRL eBooks
- Research In Context
- Literature Resource Center
- Contemporary Authors Online
- MLA International Bibliography
- Book Review Index Plus
- (Coming to Kids InfoBIts this winter!)
Gale’s Digital Content Integrates with Google Apps for Education in Four Exciting Ways:
Seamless User Login: Users can sign in to use, save and share Gale content using their Google credentials (including Gmail) without having to remember a separate password.
Integrated Google Tools: Once logged in, users can easily share and download articles—including their highlights and notes—using Google Apps for Education tools that include Gmail, Classroom, Drive, Docs, and more.
Improved Access: Students and instructors can access their library’s In Context resources via apps available for free download through the Chrome Web Store and Google Apps for Education (with additional apps, including those for Research In Context, Kids InfoBits, Academic OneFile, General OneFile, GVRL, and PowerSearch, available later this winter). These product apps provide an additional access point to Gale content and make it even easier for students, teachers, instructors, and public library patrons to access resources from their tablets and mobile devices.
Google Classroom Integration: Gale is the first library content and technology provider to implement this feature allowing educators and students to seamlessly assign or turn in content from third-party websites to Google Classroom via Classroom share button for the In Context suite of products. Google Classroom integration for PowerSearch, InfoTrac resources, Research In Context, GVRL, Literature Resource Center, Contemporary Authors Online, LitFinder, MLA International Bibliography and Book Review Index Online will be available later this winter.
Gale & Google Scholar
Google Scholar is now indexing selected full-text scholarly periodical content from Gale – roughly 2.5 million articles aggregated from thousands of publishers. Users beginning their research in Google Scholar will discover content from Gale and its partners, and either be taken to the full-text of an article (if authenticated users of a subscribed library) or be directed to an abstract and information on how to access the article through their institution or library. This integration helps researchers easily discover Gale content and will bring users directly to their library’s content. Google Scholar is a free search engine for academic research often used by students and instructors in higher education.
For more information about the indexing of Gale content in Google Scholar, visit support.gale.com.
Training, Support, and Inquiries
On-demand training videos, tip sheets, and the webinar schedule is available at support.gale.com.
For support with your Gale products, contact your Gale Customer Success Manager.
If you’re interested in obtaining Gale resources with Google Integrated tools, contact your Education Sales Consultant.
1 Internet Live Stats, “Google Search Statistics,” 2015