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The world is changing at an almost incomprehensible pace. Students, faculty and other researchers who will lead the world of tomorrow need new tools to understand the state of the world today. Global Issues in Context is a media-rich, content-driven e-resource that spans the globe to fill this need.

Global Issues in Context was designed by information professionals and students, and built by subject experts from around the world, to support the development of global awareness, critical-thinking and information-literacy skills.

Global Issues in Context levels the information playing field by bringing users a balanced assortment of reference materials, video, audio, maps and more to support their quest for current, authoritative and reliable information on the nations and peoples of the world:

  • Portal pages organize a wide range of resources for independent study
  • Reference content from Macmillan and Gale subject encyclopedias provides scholarly insight into issues
  • Translation feature makes the content easy to use by diverse student populations
  • Marked Items functionality enables saving and sharing selected documents for courses, assignments or syllabi

A great example of this resource’s worth can be seen in how Global Issues in Context supports collegiate Model United Nations programs. Every country represented in the United Nations has a comprehensive country overview — commissioned by Gale specifically for Global Issues in Context. These entries are the perfect introduction to a country’s government, politics, economy, people, culture and issues. Just click here to see how one could utilize Global Issues in Context to prepare for a specific assignment on Zimbabwe.