Meet The People Who Made History
Biography In Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on the world's most influential people. Organized into a user-friendly portal experience, it merges Gale's authoritative reference content, including Lives & Perspectives, with periodicals and multimedia. Users can also search for people based on name, occupation, nationality, ethnicity, birth/death dates and places, or gender, as well as by keyword and full text.
Biography In Context is built on a foundation of more than 650,000 biographical entries covering international figures from all time periods and areas of study. Providing coverage of the most searched and studied people, Biography In Context includes over 4,500 portal pages on contemporary and historical figures. It offers authoritative reference content alongside, videos, audio selections, images, primary sources, and magazine and journal articles from hundreds of major periodicals and newspapers. This resource is continuously updated to ensure users have access to the very latest information.
FEATURED SUCCESS STORY
“Because you can create new projects in a fraction of the time, more can happen in a year. The transference of skills learned on these databases will be used at the collegiate level.”
— Laurie Decker, English Teacher, San Luis Obispo High School
Platform Features & Tools
ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology, and on-demand text translation into over 20 languages.
Integrated G Suite for Education and Microsoft Office 365 tools enable users to share, save, and download content—including highlights and notes. Learn More
Manage and Share
Users’ content sets remained saved in the Digital Scholar Lab allowing them to manage their research for long term projects. Users can publish their outputs with confidence retaining all intellectual property rights and are free to share analysis outputs.
Reviews & Testimonials
“We emphasize that one of the most important skills students need when they leave here is the ability to effectively search and find high-quality research resources, and Gale’s databases are an essential component of this skill set.”
"This database will help teacher librarians ensure that subjects are available, up-to-date, and interesting to students."