Empower Beginning Researchers
Created specifically for middle school students, Research In Context combines the best of Gale's reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and much more. Categories cover a range of the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, U.S. and world history, literature, and many more.
Research In Context 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 assignments and coursework.
Research In Context is designed to bridge the gap between the Kids InfoBits resource for elementary school students and the subject-specific Gale In Context family, developed primarily for high school and undergraduate students.
Part of Gale's In Context suite of online resources, Research 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 curriculum-aligned content with useful features to help students 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
“Gale products like Research In Context give students a safe zone to get their information…The information you find in Gale has been vetted. That is, you don’t have to worry about fake news. The people at Gale make sure the documents you pull up are reliable.”
– Bridget Beal, Teacher Librarian, Sequoia Middle School Fresno, CA
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
“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.”