Premier portals enhance 21st century learning

Gale’s In Context meets the needs of today’s students by combining easily searchable, web-like design and functionality with authoritative, high-quality, media-rich information. Eye-catching, engaging, topical portals – covering Biography, Canada, Global Issues, Opposing Viewpoints, Science, Student Resources, U.S. History, and World History – seamlessly integrate the acclaimed content with media-rich, curriculum-aligned materials that span across core subjects and 21st century themes.

Easy to Use

  • An engaging, web-like interface is easy to use and promotes information discovery.
  • Tools to bookmark, print, download, e-mail and share online encourage collaboration.


  • Continuously updated, editorially curated topic pages provide an ideal jumping-off point for the research process.
  • Content is organised by type: primary sources, multimedia, newspapers, magazines, references, and more.
  • The site encourages collaboration between media specialists and teachers in fostering critical thinking and information literacy.
  • Article recommendations link to related reference articles within the resource.

Key Features

  • Topic overviews give accurate context to each subject.
  • Fact boxes provide a quick overview of biographical and geographical highlights.
  • On-demand text translation into 12 languages accommodates diverse student populations.
  • ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology supports differentiated learning and those with impaired vision, and can be used in conjunction with text translation.
  • MLA7, APA6, and Easy Bib citation tools facilitate understanding of proper use of copyright materials.
  • Search Assist (with “Did You Mean?” functionality) efficiently guides users.
  • Highlights and Notes allow users to select and highlight important text, add notes, and view, print or export that information.

The In Context  platform has recently been enhanced to provide:

  • Increased accessibility for people with disabilities like low vision or blindness
  • Optimised display and improved user experience on all devices
  • A unified user experience across GVRL, InfoTrac and In Context so users spend more time with the content and less time learning navigation and tools

Biography in Context
offers authoritative reference content alongside magazine and journal articles, primary sources, videos, audio podcasts, and images.


Canada in Context
integrates Canada’s top resources with the finest Gale reference materials for a specifically Canadian perspective on a nation and its people.

Designed to support global awareness and the development of critical thinking and information literacy skills, Global Issues in Context empowers users with the tools they need to understand the issues of today’s world.

Opposing Viewpoints in Context
is the premier online resource covering all sides of today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to violent video games.

Science in Context is an engaging online resource providing contextual information on hundreds of today's most significant science topics.

Student Resources in Context
offers cross-curricular content presented in a way most useful for students.

U.S. History In Context provides a complete overview of this country's past through a variety of primary source, news, and multimedia content.

World History in Context provides an overview of world history that covers the most-studied events, periods, cultures, civilisations, religions, conflicts, wars, ideologies, cultural movements, people, and more.

Research In Context is designed to bridge the gap between our Kids InfoBits resource for primary school students and the more subject-specific resources within the In Context family.