Like you, Gale is closely monitoring the global spread of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and its impact on libraries and learning. We understand how hard you and your colleagues are working to respond to rapidly changing conditions, and we want to help. We strive to be there for our librarian and education communities every day, and this crisis is no exception.

What’s Available (so far):

  • Support for curricular continuity during this rapid shift to online learning and beyond, with materials to help you find and optimize the resources already available to you through your library or consortia partners
  •  Temporary open access to instructional and health-related resources that can help you quickly transition during this pandemic is available for sharing through a companion website, written for a user audience
  • Professional development resources and training to help you go virtual as well as supporting lesson plans, activities, and other related content

A Note About Sharing Resources :

  • If you have access to these resources through your public, school, district, or statewide library, please leverage those resources as we are measuring usage at the appropriate account level. Otherwise, share directly from our COVID-19 user access site.

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Questions about going virtual? Getting students up to speed on using Gale resources? Your customer success partners are ready to make sure your programs and resources are optimized for your current priorities. Get started with this brief FAQ or contact us for more. 

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    What resources does my institution have access to? 
    Go to and log in with your Location ID to see all resources you have access to directly or through our consortia partners. 

    How do I find my Location ID?
    Use Find Your Location ID.

    Where can I find the direct links for my resources? 
    Go to and log in with your Location ID to get all your direct links.

    How can I verify/update authentication settings for remote use? 
    Your customer success manager can guide you through your authentication options.  

    Where can I find training materials for my resources? 
    Training materials to help users at all levels are available at

    Where can I find promotional materials for my resources?
    New promotional materials to help users at all levels are available under the promote and share resources section. Keep checking back! We are continuing to create and add new materials to this area. Additional promotional materials are available at

    Who is available to help support our school during this transition? 
    Your customer success manager is available to help support any of your needs as you transition to a virtual learning environment. If you have a specific need in mind, let us know how we can help

    How can I link to my Gale resources from my learning management system (i.e. Blackboard, Canvas, D2L, etc.) 
    Connect with your customer success manager for available integrations and steps to take.


If you're looking for additional digital content to enhance instruction and do not already have access to these resources through your library, district or statewide consortia partner, Gale is proud to provide temporary open access during school closures to interdisciplinary, curriculum-aligned resources that support online learning from pre-K through undergraduate. See below for a list of what we’ve made available. Then, visit the user-facing landing page to access and share resources, sample lesson plans, best practices, and more.

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    • 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!
    • Kids InfoBits introduces elementary school students to database searching with easy-to-use resources featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics. Better yet, an enhanced version is on its way May 29th! Expect improvements to the experience, additional content, and a renewed focus on supporting elementary school students, all under the new name of Gale In Context: Elementary. Learn more here.
    • Gale In Context: Middle School combines reference content with age-appropriate videos, newspapers, magazines, primary sources, and more for students in middle grades.
    • 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.
    • Gale In Context: College offers interdisciplinary content for undergraduate students that reinforces skill development in problem-solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.
    • 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.

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    • 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


You and your colleagues are being asked to learn and apply new skills at an incredible pace in order to provide academic continuity for students. These resources can quickly help you transition to online learning.


Looking to provide credible information to aid global understanding around the coronavirus, COVID-19, pandemic preparedness, public health and infectious disease, coronavirus infections, and more? Gale endorses the use of Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO) resources to ensure up-to-the-minute accuracy during this quickly evolving pandemic. For a broader understanding and context, we curated the following resources for researchers high schoolers through adults. See below for a list of what we’ve made available and then access and share through our user-facing landing page.

Customer Tip: We used the ‘get link’ feature in the Gale databases to create these bookmarks.  You can use this feature to promote this same content from within any of the following Gale resources to which you or your statewide library already subscribes.

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    • 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 offers a global perspective, allowing 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 the full range of health-related issues.
    • Gale In Context: Science – Viruses
      Gale In Context: Science provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics and 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.


Now that you understand how to optimize existing resources and take advantage of additional open resources, help others do the same! Scroll down for a list of resources that have new promotional materials, including social media posts like the ones featured below.

Optimize Open Access Resources

Miss Humblebee's Academy - fun & interactive online learning program for children ages 3 - 6
Click here to access Miss Humblebee's Academy promotional materials.

Click here to access Gale In Context: Elementary (formerly Kids InfoBits) promotional materials.

Keep your kids learning while they're at home with Gale In Context: Middle School
Click here to access Gale In Context: Middle School promotional materials.

Keep your kids learning while they're at home with Gale In Context: High School
Click here to access Gale In Context: High School promotional materials.

Click here to access Gale In Context: Canada promotional materials.

Optimize Your Existing Resources

Click here to access Gale Courses promotional materials.

Click here to access Gale Presents: Udemy promotional materials.

Click here to access Testing and Education Reference Center materials.

Click here to access Gale Business: Entrepreneurship promotional materials.

Discover more materials on When you enter your Location ID, you can see a list of all your Gale resources. New marketing tactics are now flagged. 


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