New Gale Database: Global Issues in Context

Global Issues in Context 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 is a truly non-U.S. centric resource that ties together a variety of sources to present a rich analysis of issues — providing information seekers with a framework to better understand 21st-century issues and events while highlighting global connections and the interdependence of all nations.

Global Issues in Context features hundreds of continuously updated, media-rich issue and country portals that bring together a variety of specially selected, highly relevant sources for analysis of social, political, military, economic, environmental, health and cultural issues. The hundreds of full-text, English language international periodicals and newspapers included in Global Issues in Context offer local viewpoints, virtually transporting the user to where news is happening.

Global Issues in Context also offers:

  • A customizable homepage that allows users to display select news sources and RSS feeds to keep current information easy to find
  • World region and country searches via Google Maps
  • Links to related topics showing connections among issues
  • Translation of documents to eight languages
  • Search alerts and sharing and tagging features
  • “What’s New,” “Most Searched” and “Most E-mailed” articles
  • 190+ country and 250 issue portal pages – continuously updated. Ten new issues added each month!
  • 400+ international full-text English-language magazines, academic journals and newspapers
  • Rich multimedia – videos, interactive graphs and charts, images, podcasts, links to websites, audio for every article
  • Original overviews and hand-selected reference, primary sources and statistics
  • Unique “perspectives” drawn from editorials, feature articles, news reports and analyses from media sources across the globe providing local views and interpretations of issues and events — many introduced with specially written commentaries for context
  • Ability to save preferences and documents in personal folders
  • Content level indicators and Lexile scoring to help instructors and students find resources that are suited to different reading abilities
  • Links to the websites of organizations such as Amnesty International, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA), Habitat for Humanity, Greenpeace and many others help users get informed and get involved in the issues they’re researching.

If you would like more information, please contact MINITEX.

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