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Gale Launches Research In Context Middle School Research Tool

Posted May 11, 2015
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Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, has announced Research In Context, a new online resource geared specifically to middle school students. Built entirely on feedback from librarians and students, Gale’s Research In Context is aligned to national and state curriculum standards and brings together cross-disciplinary, authoritative content with multimedia in a student-friendly, mobile-responsive interface. Designed to bridge the gap between elementary resources and more advanced high school databases, Research In Context meets the need for an engaging, modern experience for the middle school researcher.

Research In Context features a modern interface and toolset consistent with the award-winning Gale In Context suite, with content spanning literature, science, social studies, and U.S. and world history topics, among others. Students can access engaging books, images, biographies, audio, video, magazines, newspapers, creative works, primary sources, and more, all curated and assembled specifically for the middle school student. Some of the tools and features include:

· alignment to curriculum standards

· a fully mobile-responsive design, adaptive to any devices

· highlight and note-taking capability

· content translation into 12 languages to accommodate diverse student populations

· ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology for 12 languages

· unlimited printing, emailing, and downloading of articles and media

· citation tools

The mobile responsive design of Research In Context is particularly important for supporting BYOD and 1:1 initiatives. Studies show that using educational technology improves student achievement, but finding credible content that works across all devices is a challenge. Gale’s Research In Context meets these needs for administrators looking to expand or grow their digital programs and is an engaging tool for students.

For more information on Research In Context or to request a demo, visit

Source: Cengage Learning and Gale, or

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