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November 9, 2017

Chrome Extension Now Available for Opposing Viewpoints In Context

As part of Oregon’s Statewide Database Licensing Program, the K-12 community has access to Gale’s popular database, Opposing Viewpoints In Context. One easy access point is from the Find Information page for secondary students on OSLIS.

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. 

The Opposing Viewpoints In Context Chrome extension is available in the Chrome Web Store. Be sure to download the extension and not the app. The extension can be installed by individual libraries using their location ID (= Gale username) and password, or pushed to shared computers via the Google admin tool. If you need a reminder of what your Gale username is, please ask. If you need any assistance with configuration, please contact .

Tips on how to install and manage the extension are available:

  • 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

Webinars introducing the new tool will also be held this month:

  • 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. 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 (more $ for non-AASL members).

Jennifer Maurer
School Library Consultant
State Library of Oregon