Posted on July 6, 2015
Over the past several weeks we’ve added and updated content in many of your favorite Gale In Context databases. Take a look what’s now available for your studies.
Biography In Context
July has new homepage spotlights including:
- Harper Lee, whose much-awaited book Go Set a Watchman debuts on July 14
- Dr. Seuss the well-known children’s author has a new book What Pet Should I Get releasing during the month of July
- General Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and America’s highest ranking military leader
- Marta, the Brazilian soccer star who made goal-scoring history in this year’s Women’s World Cup
- Raven-Symoné, known for her roles on “The Cosby Show” and the Disney Channel, and now ABC’s “The View,” where she is the newest co-host
- New featured homepage video: “American History: Declaration of Independence”.
New portals that have been added to Biography In Context are:
- Haifaa al-Mansour, Saudi Arabian filmmaker
- Sarah Vowell, American author
- Sonia Manzano, actress and writer for Sesame Street
- Jordan Spieth, pro golfer and winner of the 2015 U.S. Open Golf tournament.
Global Issues In Context
To help locate information more easily around the Obama Administration, this portal has been split into to two different areas – Domestic Policy and Foreign Policy.
Updates have been made to 28 portal pages over the past month including:
- Antarctica: Climate Change
- Boundaries, Borders and Maps
- China’s Global Influence
- International Health Worker Safety
- Narcotics, Decriminalization and Legislation
- Political Corruption
- Privacy Rights
Research In Context
Our newest database for middle schoolers has had some recent editions that include new homepage spotlights and portal pages.
Homepage spotlight additions are:
- American Revolutions
- Declaration of Independence
- Fourth of July celebrations
The new portal pages added include:
- Economic Systems
- Marbury v. Madison
- Madison Bus Boycott
- Force and Motion
Science In Context
New homepage spotlights that have been added over recent weeks are:
- Green engineering
- Sickle Cell Anemia
Content updates were made to 18 portal pages including:
- Atomic Nucleus
- Blood Groups
- Climate and Weather
- Greenhouse Effect/Greenhouse Gases
- Scientific Debate
- Waves and Particles
In addition over 30 new videos have been added including six from the new Gale Video Series on GMO’s, Bioterrorism, Cyber Warfare, Ebola, Global Warming, and Medical Marijuana.
U.S. History In Context
New portal pages are now live with a spotlight on Ella Fitzgerald and David Sarnoff. In addition 20 new event essays have been added including Bicycling Resurgence, Sony Pictures Entertainment Hack and Washington Redskins Name Controversy, and 11 event essays have been updated including essays on the Secret Service, George Zimmerman and Edward Snowden.
World History In Context
Recent portal pages added to this database are Haiti and Tsunamis. In addition, World History In Context has 20 new event essays with topics such as the Ebola Outbreak, Scotland’s Vote on Independence and Unrest in the Ukraine as well as nine event essays that have been updated like Oscar Pistorius, Malala Yousafzai and ISIS to reflect the changing landscape.