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August 6, 2010

Opposing Viewpoints Webinars on August 24th & 26th

As a reminder, Gale and OSL will offer webinars in August and October to train Oregon library staff on Gale’s new interface for Opposing Viewpoints.  Note that all Resource Center products will soon transition to the new interface and will be called In Context.  The databases in bold are part of our statewide contract.

  • Biography Resource Center will become Biography in Context

                    (and will incorporate content from previously separate modules).

  • History Resource Center: U.S. = U.S. History in Context        
  • History Resource Center: World = World History in Context         
  • Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center = Opposing Viewpoints in Context (OVIC)         
  • Science Resource Center = Science in Context
  • Student Resource Center Gold = Student Resources in Context            

                    (Several versions of SRC are being combined into one In Context platform.)

Webinar Dates


Tuesday, August 24th

   8:30 – 9:30 am PST or 3:30 – 4:30 pm PST

Thursday, August 26th

   12:30 – 1:30 pm PST or 3:30 – 4:30 pm PST


   Trainer not available

Tuesday, October 12th

   12:30 – 1:30 pm PST or 3:30 – 4:30 pm PST

Wednesday, October 13th

   8:30 – 9:30 am PST or 3:30 – 4:30 pm PST

One of the August webinars will be recorded and will be available for viewing soon afterward.

For information about how to access a webinar, open the PDF from the Gale Support Site for Oregon Libraries or from OSL’s Database page (links below).  You will need a phone (landline or cellular) and a computer with an Internet connection.  Ideally, you will have a quiet space for participating as lots of background noise makes it difficult for others to hear.
  (Click on Opposing Viewpoints or on Training Opportunities; then click on How Do I Access a Webinar?)
  (Click on “how to access a webinar” in the 2nd paragraph.)

Those attending the OASL conference in Bend have the option of going to the OSLIS/Gale session on Friday morning, October 8th.  As part of the database training, the Gale trainer will show us how to use the new interface for OVIC.

Want to see the new interface now?  Go to Opposing Viewpoints via OSLIS or check out Gale’s In Context page.
            Secondary Find Information page on OSLIS:  
            Elementary Find Information page on OSLIS: (Click on PowerSearch)
            In Context

Please let me know if you have questions.


Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
Library Development
Oregon State Library
250 Winter Street NE
Salem, OR  97301-3950