For more than 65 years, Gale, a Cengage company, has partnered with librarians and educators around the world to build connections between content, technology, and people to further discoveries and insights for all. Today, we continue to support our partners and communities as they rapidly shift to online learning during this global crisis. We’re offering temporary open access to some of our most comprehensive resources to help with online and at-home learning during school and library closures.

If you're looking for additional digital content and technology, and don't have access to these resources through your library,  please use the links below for direct access to:

  • Learning-focused resources to maintain academic continuity from home
  • Credible research on timely topics related to health and global issues
  • Coming soon! Lesson plans, activities, and more helpful materials

A Quick Note on Access:
Bookmark and share this landing page URL for immediate access to what you need. If  prompted to enter a password, use the password open. Be sure to visit often. We’re working quickly to update this page as more materials become available. If you are an educator looking for additional tools and support, visit our COVID-19 partner support center.


Click on the product icons or links below for immediate access to these educational resources for students from pre-k through undergraduate. Then, click under activities and best practices to access lesson plans and blogs to support instruction.

Miss Humblebee's Academy is an interactive kindergarten-readiness program that introduces children ages three to six to key concepts in math, science, social studies, language and literacy, art, and music. It’s as challenging as it is fun!

Best Practice: Help! What Do I Do with My Preschool-Aged Child?

Kids InfoBits introduces elementary school students to database searching with easy-to-use resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content. Better yet, an enhanced version is on its way May 29th! Learn more here.

Activity: Talking about the Common Cold
Activity: Brochure on Influenza
Best Practice: Suddenly Homeschooling?

Gale In Context: Middle School combines reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more for students in middle grades.

Activity: What Kind of Virus is it?
Activity: Genetically Modified Foods
Best Practice: Your Middle School Classroom. Now Online!

Gale In Context: High School provides grades 9–12 with content aligned to national and state curriculum standards to help with papers, projects, and presentations, while empowering student development of critical thinking and information literacy skills.

Activity: Exploring Globalization
Activity: Population Patterns
Best Practice: Instructional Strategies for a Successful Online Course
Best Practice: Long-Term Solutions for Short-Term Needs

Gale In Context: College offers interdisciplinary content for undergraduate students that reinforces skill development in problem-solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.

Best Practice: Instructional Strategies for a Successful Online Course
Best Practice: Long-Term Solutions for Short-Term Needs

Gale In Context: Canada is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information on a broad range of Canadian topics, people, places, and events.


Between school or campus closures and quarantine mandates, students need access to credible social emotional learning (SEL) resources now more than ever. To help students – and remind them they’re never alone – Gale opened access to dozens of eBooks from our existing SEL collections. From helping students battle stress or anxiety, these age-appropriate SEL collections provide credible, confidential resources when students need them most. Access is temporarily open during school and library closures.

Gale eBooks SEL collection for elementary and middle schoolers helps students understand emotions like anger, happiness, impulsivity, stress, and more. 

Gale eBooks SEL collection for high schoolers and undergraduates helps older students understand and manage anxiety, stress, depression, and more


Gale endorses the use of resources from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure up-to-the-minute accuracy during this quickly evolving pandemic. For a broader understanding and context, we curated the following resources to aid understanding around the coronavirus, coronavirus infections, COVID-19, pandemic preparedness, public health and infectious disease, and more. (Best-suited for high school and above.) Access is temporarily open during school and library closures.

Gale eBooks: Coronavirus & Global Pandemics Collection
The Gale eBooks: Coronavirus & Global Pandemics Collection helps learners better understand global viruses, pandemics, epidemics, outbreaks, and more.

Gale In Context: Global Issues - Pandemic Preparedness
Gale In Context: Global Issues supports global awareness and provides a global perspective empowering learners to critically analyze and understand the most important issues of the modern world.

Gale Health and Wellness – Coronavirus
Gale Health and Wellness is a comprehensive consumer health resource that provides authoritative information on a full range of health-related issues.

Gale In Context: Science - Viruses
Gale In Context: Science provides contextual information on hundreds of todays most significant science topics. Also supports virtual science instruction.

Gale Interactive: Science - Coronavirus
Gale Interactive: Science pairs high-quality digital content with interactive 3D models and empowers instructors to lead virtual science labs and lessons.