Gale Announces New Chrome Extension for Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Nov 09, 2017

Gale, a Cengage company, has developed a Google Chrome extension for its Opposing Viewpoints In Context database. The extension makes it easier for users to find and access content from Opposing Viewpoints In Context through their library from a Google search, creating a simple and direct path to authoritative digital resources. Despite guidance from librarians and educators, today’s users are accustomed to letting a Google search guide them to informational content. The Chrome extension meets users in their workflow, furthering Gale’s commitment to become better aligned to digital research.

Once configured to Chrome browsers, the extension will display results directly from the library’s Opposing Viewpoints In Context database, alongside Google search results. Unlike other extensions, Gale’s extension displays articles and documents from multiple sources rather than a single book or title. Additionally, the Chrome extension gives users the ability to view or hide document results based on their Google search.

Opposing Viewpoints In Context is part of the Gale In Context suite and is offered by thousands of academic, school, and public libraries across the U.S. It delivers rich pro/con perspectives, research articles, interactive maps, infographics, and other rich content to help learners think critically about the most prevalent political and social issues.