Gale Scholar is acquired by Shanghai University to promote the development of digital humanities

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By Education Today

Posted on July 20, 2022


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Shanghai and Farmington Hills, Michigan, July 20, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Gale Scholar, a product of Cengage Group’s Gale, has been bought by Shanghai University, creating new opportunities for research and study using Gale Primary Sources’ extensive material and potent search tools. Over the course of the university’s three campuses, the resources are accessible to close to 58,000 students. To develop in the expanding field of digital humanities, the university has bought Gale Digital Scholar Lab (the Lab). In order to help students and scholars examine and interpret massive volumes of data and develop 21st-century skills they can use beyond graduation, the Lab makes digital humanities tools available to them. Shanghai University has joined the group of prestigious Chinese universities using Gale Scholar.

Shanghai University, a prestigious, research-intensive university founded in 1922, is a participant in the national Project 211 initiative, which encourages the growth of the nation’s top institutions. Shanghai University prioritises international relations, as seen by the more than 3,000 international students enrolled there. “The first institution founded by the Chinese Communist Party was Shanghai University. By providing academics with a variety of digital materials that offer fresh insights, our goal is to create a research institution of the highest calibre “said Pan Shouyong, head of the library at Shanghai University. “Gale Scholar and the Lab assist this objective by supplying original materials from esteemed academic institutions throughout the world to expand our digital humanities skills.”

The university chose Gale Scholar in order to expand its humanities and social science resources and enable more liberal arts research. While providing access to top-notch primary materials that were previously inaccessible due to their location in Europe and North America, Gale Scholar will also promote cross-disciplinary collaboration and critical thinking.