"A gorgeous, easy-to-use resource that's loaded with features, Global Issues in Context is designed to support the development of critical thinking and information literacy skills."
--Library Journal, Aug. 2009
"GIIC, with it's global emphasis, is a wonderful portal to a variety of resources. Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers."
--CHOICE, July 2009
"Offers information on hundreds of topics including economics, the environment, health, religion, technology, terrorism, and women's rights. GIIC, with its global emphasis, is a wonderful portal to a variety of resources. Highly recommended. Lower-level undergraduates and above; general readers."
--Choice, July 2009
"...a solid nine. Recommended for K-12 libraries..."
--Library Journal, April 15, 2009
"This database offers perspective and insight into current world events. The layout is appealing, and the site is easy to navigate. Though the database would be especially useful for students, it would also be valuable for those who travel for business, those who want to keep in touch with current news from other countries, and those who just want to expand their knowledge of global current events."
--Booklist, April 15, 2009
Global Issues in Context is an entirely new kind of database for Gale, one that will surely be imitated by other content providers. Powerful advanced searching allows the researcher to limit by a wide range of fields, including title, subject, keyword, publication title, document and content type, date, format and lexile level, an especially useful tool for locating content for struggling readers. Attractive, easy to use, interactive and rich in Gale?s deep content holdings, this database sets a new standard for interface design and is highly recommended for high school, public and college libraries.
--Doug's Student Reference Room, February 2009
"As if Gale hasn't already given us enough fun stuff, soon we'll be able to play with Global Issues in Context, a new resource that will supply 'global news and perspectives on issues and events of international importance.' Because its content stems from 400 full-text news sources, magazines, and scholarly journals and it promises videos, podcasts, and interactive maps, you might even forget to take your lunch break."
--Library Journal, October 1, 2008