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Implementation Guides

Find It Virginia for Schools updated 7/24/2023

Ebsco Access for Schools

Gale LMS Integration: Gale has Customer Success Managers (CSM) who will work with each school individually to help them get setup for integration of Gale content with a Learning Management System (LMS).    Librarians can email gale.customersucess@cengage.com and someone will get back to them.  The Gale Support Site for technical documents also has LMS installation guides.

Gale in Context: Elementary : has been updated to authenticate in the following order: first, it will try to geo-authenticate, then will try the IP address, then will move to a log in screen that can accept a library barcode.

Google Schools/Classrooms: If you are a Google School, this video goes over the details of using EBSCO products in your Google classroom.

Please consider linking these pathfinders to your library’s website:


As you may know, the “Explora” interface is the Google-esque search engine for the databases.

Creating an internal EBSCO “account” For more on creating an account within Explora, as referenced in the videos, view this article. Creating an account within does NOT collect student data aside from a name and an email address.

Lesson Plans: EBSCO has created a pretty good sized repository of lesson plans on a variety of topics, including digital literacy. They can be found here:

This site is made possible by a grant from the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services. It is managed by the The Library of Virginia Library Development and Networking Division.