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Gale – K-12 Libraries

Product Highlights

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

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.

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.

U.S. History in Context

With its unique combination of primary and secondary sources, U.S. History in Context places the tools of the historian in the hands of the student and general researcher. Award winning encyclopedias from Charles Scribner's Sons, Gale and Macmillan Reference USA coalesce with primary materials drawn from some of the world's most notable libraries via Primary Source Microfilm. The product supports college students, advanced placement high school students, community college students and students conducting history research in a public library.

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. 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.

LitFinder for Schools

LitFinder for Schools includes all of the full-text poetry, short stories, essays, plays and speeches contained in LitFinder, including 140,000 poems, 7,100 short stories and novels, 3,800 essays, 2,400 speeches, and 1,250 plays. LitFinder for Schools, which is international in scope and covers all time periods, also includes biographies, work summaries, photographs, and a glossary. Basic and advanced search modes allow students to search by keyword, author, subject, work title, work date, nationality, gender, timeline and more.


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Minitex Pricing

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License Agreements (Terms & Conditions)

At the time your library subscribes to a Gale database, Gale will complete a customized license agreement for your library. Please contact Minitex to have a customized license agreement drawn up for your library.

How to Order or Renew

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Technical Support

General Gale Technical Support


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 You may also find your library's location ID on the Gale website.

Contact Information

Minitex Contact

Cooperative Purchasing & Electronic Resources Services (CPERS)
Wilson Library, Room 60
309 19th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55455
Toll Free: 800-462-5348
Phone: 612-624-4002
Fax: 612-625-3569

Vendor Contact

Jeanne Blair
Gale Cengage Learning
Toll Free: 866-868-7508
Phone: 952-652-1200


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