[OYAN] Chrome Extension Now Available for Opposing Viewpoints In Context

Jennifer Maurer jennifer.maurer at state.or.us
Thu Nov 9 22:55:41 PST 2017

Please pardon the cross-posting.

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As part of Oregon’s Statewide Database Licensing Program, Oregon libraries provide access to Gale’s popular database, Opposing Viewpoints In Context. For the K-12 community, one easy access point is from the Find Information page for secondary students on OSLIS: http://secondary.oslis.org/find-information.

Gale now offers a Chrome extension to use with this resource. When added to Chrome browsers, the extension will display results directly from the Opposing Viewpoints In Context database, alongside Google search results. Just click on "Show" to see any related viewpoint essays and more. This allows easy retrieval of trusted quality content with a single search—putting your library resources in users’ everyday workflow.

A recent Gale blog post shows how the results display once the extension is installed: http://blog.gale.com/ovic-chrome-extension/.

The Opposing Viewpoints In Context Chrome extension is available in the Chrome Web Store: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/category/extensions. Be sure to download the extension and not the app. The extension can be installed by individual libraries using their location ID and password, or pushed to shared computers via the Google admin tool. If you need any assistance with configuration, please contact Gale support: gale.customersuccess at cengage.com<mailto:gale.customersuccess at cengage.com>.

Tips on how to install and manage the extension are available here: http://solutions.cengage.com/gale-training/materials/tip-sheets/.

  *   Opposing Viewpoints In Context – Chrome Extension Installation
  *   Opposing Viewpoints In Context – Chrome Extension Usage Reporting
  *   Opposing Viewpoints In Context – Google Admin Chrome Extension Management
  *   Video: Opposing Viewpoints In Context – Google Chrome Extension: http://embed.vidyard.com/share/wiGqnhYucFhBNkjo55eXnT?channel=Eloqua&elq_mid=21501&elq_cid=3902288

Webinars introducing the new tool will also be held this month: http://solutions.cengage.com/gale-training/webinars/.

  *   Nov 13, 2017 – 7:00-7:30 am Pacific
  *   Nov 17, 2017 – 9:00-9:30 am
  *   Nov 29, 2017 – 8:00-8:30 am

If you have questions, please ask.


P.S. You may be interested to know that the new National School Library Standards for Learners, School Librarians, and School Libraries were released this week. Lots of information is available online, but the meat is available in the $13 app or the $99 book (higher cost for non-AASL members).


Jen Maurer, MLS
School Library Consultant
State Library of Oregon |Library Support and Development
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