Like you, Gale is closely monitoring the global spread and impact of the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). First and foremost, our thoughts are with you and all those directly impacted by this outbreak. We realize how hard you and your colleagues are working to respond to rapidly changing conditions—considering the health and safety of your learners first, followed by a focus on continuity of curriculum.

We want to help. Being there for our education community is something we strive for every day, and this crisis is no exception. 

Based on what we’ve heard from our partners so far, we’ve pulled together resources we think you’ll find useful right away. Check back often. This page will be continually updated as we learn more.

Note: If you're planning to share these resources with students, faculty, patrons, or other people in your community, please let them know they may be prompted to enter with a password. The password for all is "open".

OPTIMIZE YOUR EXISTING RESOURCES

Questions about going virtual? Getting students up to speed on using Gale resources? Get started with this brief FAQ or contact us for more information. 

  • Read the FAQ

    What resources does my institution have access to? 
    Go to support.gale.com 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 support.gale.com and log in with your Location ID to get all your direct links. 

    Where can I find training materials for my resources? 
    Training materials to help users at all levels are available at support.gale.com/training

    What search tools and options are available in Gale resources?
    Go to gale.com/intl/research-tools to discover tools, options and tips for Gale resources 

    How can I link to my Gale resources from my learning management system (i.e. Blackboard, Canvas, D2L, etc.)?
    Visit https://support.gale.com/technical/ for available integrations and steps to take.

    How can I promote my Gale resources to staff and students working remotely?
    For databases go to support.gale.com
    For primary sources go to gale.com/intl/support/promotion-gale-primary-sources

    How do I contact local technical support in my region?
    To contact technical support for help with any technical issues in your regions visit gale.com/intl/support/technical
    How do I contact local trainers in my region to arrange remote training for staff and students?
    Go to gale.com/intl/support/training to arrange free online training so you and your research community get the most out of your Gale resources.

ENHANCE INSTRUCTION

If you're looking for trusted digital content and resources to enhance instruction, Gale is proud to provide free access to interdisciplinary, curriculum-aligned resources to support online learning from Gale Reference Complete: Schools Edition-Essential package.

For non-subscribing institutions that wish to offer extended trial access to Gale Reference Complete to support their users at this time please contact - 

Allison Zink (UK) allison.zink@cengage.com

Lina Gerle (Europe) Lina.Gerle@cengage.com

Mark Richardson (Middle East) m.richardson@cengage.com

  • Access the Resources
    • Kids InfoBits introduces elementary schoolers to database searching with easy-to-use resources featuring age-appropriate, reliable, curriculum-related content covering a broad range of educational topics.

     

     

    • Gale In Context: High School supports student papers, projects, and presentations while empowering the development of critical thinking and problem-solving skills with content aligned to national and state curriculum standards.

     

    • Gale in Context: Science  is an engaging online resource that provides contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

     

     

    •  Novels for Students in Gale eBooks contains content-rich discussions of the literary and historical background of 15 to 20 works from various cultures and time periods per volume.


     

JOIN OUR 'DROP IN' VIRTUAL OFFICE HOUR - WEDNESDAYS AT 10 am

During Lockdown and beyond, join Gale’s Head of Digital Scholarship, Chris Houghton, for a virtual office hour dedicated to answering your queries. This is your chance to ask any questions, big or small, about researching and teaching with Gale Primary Sources; from how best to integrate an archive into the classroom, to how to text mine vast sets of primary sources without leaving your desk, to how to figure out what you actually have. Whether you’re a librarian, faculty or student, drop in, and we’ll get you an answer. 

Our webinar series and recordings also offer tips on transitioning to online teaching. 

Support Suggestions Board

Over the coming weeks we will be running webinars and creating new resources to help our customers adjust to the new virtual learning and research environment. We want to hear from you, to see how best we can help you!  Perhaps there is something you'd like us to explain in a webinar? Or a resource you'd like us to create? Pop a comment on our Support Suggestions Board, and we'll make sure we address it! 

PROVIDE ACCURATE HEALTH INFORMATION

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 suggest the following resources, curated for researchers from high schoolers through adults.

For those interested in China’s approach to managing the crisis, the free books below will be of interest. The first is on epidemic prevention, published by Jiangsu Phoenix Publishing & Media Group. The second is a handbook on COVID-19 treatment created by staff at the First Affiliated Hospital, Zhejiang University School of Medicine.

COVID-19 Epidemic Prevention and Control Manual For The Workplace

Handbook of COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment

INTEGRATING PRIMARY SOURCES INTO YOUR VIRTUAL CURRICULUM

Wondering how students are using our resources in their studies – and how to incorporate them into your own curriculum? 

 

Check out: 

Or click here for more great posts written by our team of Gale Ambassadors, exploring the numerous ways students can use Gale Primary Sources

Integrating primary sources into your curriculum can enhance the learning experience, illuminating historical events for students through examining the writing of the time.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES COMING SOON

We’re working quickly to add more information and resources. Keep checking back for more tools like: 

  • Playbooks, lesson plans, and other materials to help you go virtual.
  • Assistance aligning library resources to curriculum upon request.