RELIABLE RESOURCES FOR A NEW GENERATION OF RESEARCHERS
ALIGN WITH TEACHING STANDARDS
Over 300 topic pages provide content that supports national and state curriculum standards for grades 6 to 8 in English language arts, social studies, and science.
COVER A WIDE RANGE OF TOPICS
Content is written explicitly for middle school students on a variety of topics, including government, U.S. and world history, geography, literature, science, and social issues.
ACCOMMODATE DIFFERENT LEARNING STYLES
Features a variety of nonfiction, informational text, and formats, including books, images, audio, video, newspapers, primary sources, and more to support learning.
PROVIDE AUTHORITATIVE INFORMATION
Content is provided from proprietary Gale, UXL, and Lucent Books® titles and from leading sources, such as National Geographic, NPR, NASA, AP Video news, and more.
Provide an Accessible, Efficient Platform
Accommodate diverse backgrounds with ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology and on-demand article translation in over 20 languages.
Integrated directly into the user’s workflow, MLA, APA, and Chicago-style citations are supported and can be easily exported to citation services like EasyBib or NoodleTools.
HIGHLIGHTS AND NOTES
Organize, save, and share highlights and annotations within content.
Researchers can search by Lexile range or find content based on basic, intermediate, and advanced levels of complexity.
Content is aligned to national standards and Common Core State Standards.
Expand access and increase discovery by integrating Gale resources into your Learning Management System. Add to that the power of G Suite for Education and Microsoft Office 365 tools, which enable users to easily share, save, and download content— including highlights and notes.
“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 50 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.”