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Gale Adds More National Geographic Content to Virtual Library
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Instructors, librarians, students, and researchers will have access to a new collection of books, articles, videos, maps, and other resources culled from the collection of National Geographic. Education publisher Gale, which is part of Cengage Learning, has launched National Geographic: People, Animals, and the World. The content includes:
- Books on travel, science, technology, history, environment, animals, photography, and world cultures;
- The full text of National Geographic Traveler magazine from 2010 to the present;
- 325 videos on multiple topics from animals to travel;
- 655 color maps and atlases; and
- 600 downloadable images.
The latest collection is the third National Geographic offering included in Gale's portfolio. The company previously published digital editions of National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1888-1994 and National Geographic Magazine Archive, 1995-Current.
"These resources challenge all users to think about the world from multiple perspectives, such as comparing first-hand accounts with contemporary news coverage, while multimedia helps keep them engaged and enlivens learning and understanding," said Jim Draper, vice president of product strategy and content development for Gale.
Dian Schaffhauser is a senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal and Campus Technology. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @schaffhauser.