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.
Part of Gale's In Context suite of online resources, Biography In Context offers current and authoritative information to meet the needs of today's learners with a mobile-responsive design that is easy to navigate. Engaging, topical databases seamlessly integrate acclaimed content with curriculum-aligned materials that span core subjects and develop future-ready skills. A similar user experience across all Gale products provides continuity and allows users to spend more time with content and less time learning navigation and tools.
What’s more, Gale In Context: For Educators gives educators a specialized toolkit to collect, organize, customize, and share instructional materials sourced from In Context student databases.
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
Integrated directly into the user’s workflow, formatted citations can be easily imported from single or multiple documents to services like EasyBib or NoodleTools. MLA, APA, and Chicago-style citations are supported.
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."