The well-known Gale In Context suite of resources has expanded to include a product specifically for middle school researchers, bringing together authoritative content in a variety of formats on one modern, student-friendly, and mobile-responsive interface.
Student Tested, Librarian Approved
Gale’s Research In Context is designed to bridge the gap between the Kids InfoBits resource for elementary school students and the subject-specific Gale In Context family, developed primarily for high school and undergraduate students.
Students in grades 6 to 8 will benefit from an interface that delivers the highly visual design and navigation preferred by younger users combined with the authoritative content and user-focused tool set needed to support middle school assignments and coursework.
The Research In Context user experience is designed to support the developing information and digital literacy skills of the average middle school student, drawing from:
Research in Context is approachable for younger students who are ready for more advanced research, as well as high school students who are still developing key skills.
Cross-Disciplinary and Curriculum-Aligned Content
Bringing together content from the former Discovering Collection, Junior Reference Collection, Student Resource Center Jr., InfoTrac Junior Edition, and InfoTrac Junior Graphic Edition, Research In Context is cross-disciplinary in nature—spanning literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history.
Features Optimized to Support the Student Workflow
Today's researchers demand resources that are simple to navigate and quick to deliver the answers they need—when, where, and how they want them. Research In Context supports the student workflow with features like:
A Look Inside
A visually engaging homepage helps students easily navigate to featured content and subject categories.
With single sign-on capabilities, students can sign into Research in Context using their Google account credentials without having to remember a separate password. Any user with a Google account can use sign-in to save session information, and any email address can be used to create a Google account.
Mobile-responsive design delivers the best experience for researchers from any screen size or device. Great for providing content to support 1:1 or BYOD initiatives and students on the go. And engaging multimedia content from leading sources gives students the information they need, when and where they need it.