Built with the student researcher in mind, the Gale Primary Sources Learning Centers orient new users with the content and topics available in a digital archive; spark inspiration for new research topics; and provide guidance and best practices for searching, browsing, citing, and reusing primary sources.
The Learning Centers will also prove invaluable for faculty and librarians, providing an all-in-one instructional tool that helps students get acclimated with a primary source database. The Learning Centers will be organized in four key workflow steps based on the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and Society of American Archivists (SAA) Guidelines for Primary Source Literacy learning objectives: conceptualize, find, read, and use. Each workflow section features detailed instructional content that’s engaging and accessible. Content includes topic overviews, sample searches, essays by subject experts, step-by-step search strategies, case studies, and discussion questions to encourage further exploration.
Learning Centers are available on select Gale Primary Sources archives—with more soon to come. If your library already has access to these products, Learning Centers will be enabled automatically at no additional charge to your institution.