Research Information Databases: It is recommended that you select the research database that you can expect to find the information in or best suits your topic. rather than a power search through all the databases.
Explore the Gale In Context resources. Perfect for finding topic overviews and then diving deeper with reliable news, biographies, videos, images, magazine articles, and more.
- Gale In Context: Elementary introduces elementary students to database searching with resources featuring age-appropriate, curriculum-related content.
- Gale In Context: Middle School - Explore the most-studied topics including cultures, government, people, history, literature, and more.
- Gale In Context: Environmental Studies - Understand environmental issues that affect people globally through topic overviews, journals, news, and multimedia content.
- Gale In Context: Canada - Explore a broad range of Canadian perspectives of topics, people, places, and events through topic overviews, news, and multimedia content
- Gale In Context: Science - Understand context for hundreds of science topics through overviews, journals, news, interactive experiments, and more.
How do I access the tool?
Password is required. Speak to your teacher to request the password.
Password information is required for paid subscription tools. Resources are to be used only by the York Region District School Board.
Tips for using the tool
Gale Databases offer a number of useful features including the ability to:
- Browse by discipline, use the topic finder, perform a subject guide search or filter your results and find related content.
- Sign in with Gapps account - lets you save to Google Drive
- Listen and translate
- Use highlights and notes that transfer to Google drive
- Cite sources in multiple styles
- Filter by reading level
- Topic Finder Visualize connections between search terms and topics and view relevant articles for those topics.
- Navigating Gale In Context Elementary (video 2:20 min)
- Gale In Context: Narrowing your search (video 1:13 min)
- Gale In Context: When You Need a Research Topic (video 1:15 min)
- Gale Tools - Accessibility and Support for All Learners (video 1:21 min)
- Downloading and Sending to Google Drive (video 0:54 min)
- Gale Tools: Topic Finder (video 1:02 min) Not available in Gale in Context Elementary
Other Related Tools
- Britannica General Encyclopedia - Find Articles, Images & Videos, Biography, Canadian Content. Select your learning level, Elementary, Middle & High School and toggle between levels in your search results.
- Britannica Fundamentals Interactive learning modules for pre-kindergarten through grade 2 includes drawing, reading, games, and geographical exploration.
- The Canadian Encyclopediagrades 7 - 12
Gale Online Database - Elementary