Gale – Academic, Public and Special Libraries

Product Highlights

Every Gale product qualifies for special Minitex pricing, with the exception of some third party databases.

Gale Digital Collections

National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994 features the complete archive of the award-wining, iconic National Geographic magazine with its unparalleled, in-depth coverage of world cultures, nature, science, technology, and the environment.

Nineteenth Century U.S. Newspapers features digital facsimile images of both full pages and clipped articles for hundreds of 19th century U.S. newspapers as well as advanced searching capabilities. For each issue, the newspaper is captured from cover-to-cover, providing access to every article, advertisement, and illustration.

The Times Digital Archive, 1785-2006. As the "world's newspaper of record," The Times of London has covered all major international events from the French Revolution to the War in Iraq. The Times Digital Archive, 1785–2006 makes 221 years of this highly regarded resource available for students and researchers of 19th-, 20th-, and early 21st-century history, literature, culture, business, art and architecture, and more. The Times Digital Archive, 1986-2006 features an additional 795,000 pages, almost doubling the original collection. With an exciting, new interface and 20 years of additional content, The Times Digital Archive, 1986-2006 is an invaluable resource for students and scholars of the 20th and 21st centuries.

Slavery and Anti-Slavery is a historical archive organized thematically and devoted to the study and understanding of the history of slavery. With more than 6,000 books and pamphlets, over 50 newspaper and periodical titles, and a dozen major manuscript collections for Part I alone, it is the most ambitious project of its kind. Once completed, the entire four-part digital archive will comprise 5 million pages of documents.

Career Transitions

This complete, self-paced application walks job-seekers through the entire process from assessing strengths and interests, to exploring new opportunities, to ultimately improving the chances of landing a job. With Career Transitions users can:

  • Prepare: build, save, retrieve and update personal career information with a career toolkit
  • Assess: explore current skills, occupational knowledge and interests and match them with fulfilling career paths
  • Explore: investigate thousands of career paths, industries, locations and companies
  • Improve: find educational opportunities and take classes to increase hiring chances
  • Apply: search job listings from around the country that meet user criteria

Career Transitions is a turnkey career resource that saves staff time and effort and provides users with an easy-to-use tool to support their job search from start to finish.

GREENR (Global Reference on the Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources)

GREENR is an online resource that offers authoritative content on the development of emerging green technologies and discusses issues on the environment, sustainability and more.

The content includes English-language international newspapers, magazines, and refereed journals; videos, podcasts, and images, updated daily; searchable case studies; interactive maps that facilitate browsing by country or topic; and country portals covering more than 160 nations.

Biography in Context

This comprehensive online biographical reference database is designed to meet the needs of public, school and academic libraries in the areas of literature, science, multicultural studies, business, entertainment, politics, sports, government, history, arts and newsmakers.

The Biography in Context contains over 600,000 biographies on more than 525,000 people from around the world and throughout history. It combines more than 170 frequently consulted Gale reference titles with many full-text periodicals.

Science in Context

A curriculum-oriented science database that provides a one-stop resource for all science-related research needs. A standards search allows teachers to search for correlated content they can use in lesson plans they develop to meet their specific state standards.

Testing & Education Reference Center

This database includes information on private high schools, undergraduate and graduate programs and executive education programs, searchable by location, major, tuition, sports and more. Also features interactive online practice tests for preparatory examinations including entrance exams and certification and licensing tests, including:

  • ACT (American College Test)
  • CLEP (College Level Examination Program)
  • GED (General Education Development)
  • GMAT CAT (Graduate Management Admission Test)
  • GRE® CAT (Graduate Record Examination General Test)
  • SAT (Scholastic Achievement Test)
  • And others

Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Consisting of Lucent/Greenhaven Press social issues series, periodicals and proprietary Gale reference titles, Opposing Viewpoints is a dynamic online library of current event topics—the facts, as well as the arguments, of each topic's proponents and detractors. Exclusive electronic access to Gale's Information Plus series of statistics, government data, information on legislation and more.

World History in Context

World History in Context offers students and researchers award-winning reference content, academic and scholarly journals, and thousands of primary sources, images and maps, integrated into a comprehensive, cross-searchable database. It seamlessly integrates 17 reference sources from Gale, Macmillan and Scribner, along with full-text articles from over 100 academic journals.

Over 1,500 primary source documents, including some native language documents with new translations, from Primary Source Microfilm Collections are included, with a high percentage that never have been available electronically in the United States before. Historical news sources, 500 maps, 1,000 images, statistical information and links to the library's OPAC are also a part of this comprehensive tool.

Global Issues in Context

Global Issues in Context is a new electronic resource that offers global perspectives on issues of international importance and current world events and topics in the news related to these issues. Not a pro and con database, Global Issues in Context ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of issues—social, political, military, economic, environmental, science related, health related, cultural—and headlines in world hot spots. It provides information seekers with a framework to better understand 21st-century issues and events while highlighting global connections and the interdependence of all nations.

Trials

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Minitex Pricing

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License Agreements (Terms & Conditions)

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Technical Support

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Statistics

To access your Gale usage reports, go to the Gale Administrative Module and enter your customer ID (which is your library's location ID) and password. If you need your customer ID and password, contact Gale Technical Support at 1-800-877-4253, option 4 or email gale.technicalsupport@cengage.com. You may also find your library's location ID on the Gale website.

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Vendor Contacts

Jaye Hess (Academic Libraries – Databases, GVRL)
Gale Cengage Learning
Account Executive, Academic Sales
Toll Free: 800-877-4253 ext. 2208
Mobile: 920-889-1489
Email: jaye.hess@cengage.com

Jane Potee (Academic Libraries and Special Libraries – Databases, GVRL)
Gale Cengage Learning
Account Manager
Academic & Special Accounts, Inside Sales
Toll Free: 800-877-4253 ext. 8355
Email: jane.potee@cengage.com

Mark Schmeling (Academic Libraries – Digital Collections)
Archival Solutions Program
Gale Cengage Learning
Toll Free: 800-877-4253 ext. 8486
Email: mark.schmeling@cengage.com

Elizabeth Bondie (Public Libraries – Minnesota, North Dakota)
Gale Cengage Learning
Account Executive, Public Libraries
Toll Free: 800-877-4253 ext. 8706
Fax: 248-699-8059
Email: liz.bondie@cengage.com

Mark Strobel (Public Libraries – South Dakota)
Gale Cengage Learning
Account Manager, Public Libraries
Toll Free: 800-877-4253 ext. 8993
Email: mark.strobel@cengage.com

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