Empower Beginning Researchers
Created specifically for middle school students, Gale In Context: Middle School combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate subject matter for middle school lesson plans, including videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics in middle school curriculum including cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, literature, and many more.
This middle school database provides engaging reference, periodical, and multimedia content supporting national and state curriculum standards for grades 6 to 12 in language arts, social studies, and science. Middle school students will benefit from an interface that delivers a combination of the highly visual design and navigation preferred by younger users as well as the authoritative content and user-focused tool set needed to support middle school lesson plans, assignments, and coursework.
Middle School is designed to bridge the gap between Gale’s resource for elementary school students, Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits) and the subject-specific Gale In Context student research databases, developed primarily for high school and undergraduate students.
A part of the Gale In Context suite, Middle School offers an enhanced user experience with familiar navigation and a modern design to help users successfully orient across Gale products for an effective middle school curriculum. This means less time learning how to use the product, and more time developing critical thinking skills. Tools like translation, text size adjustment, and text-to-speech help users with comprehension, while Lexiles and content levels help guide users to appropriate content, supplementing middle school lesson plans.
Get the most out of your investment. Add Gale In Context: For Educators, a specialized toolkit that lets educators collect, organize, customize, and share instructional materials sourced from your Gale In Context databases, bolstering any middle school curriculum.
“I like how the information is accurate and has different resources I can use to find information about the topic I’m researching.”
– 6th- grade student, Knight Middle School
Platform Features & Tools
ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology, and on-demand text translation into over 20 languages.
Google Workspace for Education and Microsoft 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
“Access to databases made it easier to find spoken language sources for my students with reading disabilities and for my English-language learners to interact with. My students appreciate the fact that they could read any article in either English or Spanish.”
“This is a fantastic resource to engage younger students in the habits of responsible, academic research at an early age. It is an excellent tool for encouraging information literacy especially as there are many different content formats and sources. It is highly recommended for school and public libraries.”