Klaudia Janek is the librarian at the Bloomfield Hills campus of the International Academy (IA), a nationally recognized public high school in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. The IA is an authorized International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, and as such, offers a unique program featuring rigorous academic standards, student-centered learning, and an emphasis on global citizenship. Demonstrating research competence is a fundamental requirement at any IB school, and the Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL) is ideally suited to support IA’s students in developing a sound set of skills.
In this success story, you’ll read how Gale’s easy-to-use search features and high-quality, credible resources enable students to develop skills in online research. You’ll also discover how a full suite of Gale resources (including Gale Virtual Reference Library, History In Dispute, Global Issues in Context, Opposing Viewpoints in Context, and others), as well as Questia, empower students to develop critical-thinking skills and to broaden their perspectives through exposure to in-depth analyses as well as to non-U.S. and pro-con viewpoints on compelling issues.