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Last Updated: Nov 6, 2015 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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Set up a Folder

IMPORTANT! You must be at least 13 years old to set up an account with Gale. Always check with your parents or guardians before signing up.

How to Register


For users 13 years of age or older, here's how to get started by setting up your free Gale user account:


  1. Click the Login link at the top of the screen

    Login link

  2. On the Login page, click the New user? Sign up! link

    Login link

  3. The New User Registration page is displayed. Enter the required fields as indicated, including selecting a secret question
    Note that you will be prompted for your email address and password whenever you login in the future
    Your password must be at least 6 characters long

    New User Registration screen

  4. Read the License Agreement and click to accept
  5. Note that you must be at least 13 years old
  6. You can indicate if you wish to be informed via email about Cengage Learning products and promotions
  7. Click Continue when you have finished (clicking Cancel will quit the registration process)



Note: The secret question is a security measure that helps Gale verify your identity if you forget your password. Select a question from the drop-down list and then provide an answer. It is best to choose a question to which the answer is easy for you to remember, but not a known fact to others.


A welcome message will display when you have successfully completed the registration process. Links are provided to view a tutorial or to return to your current session. Your name will appear as part of the "Welcome" link at the top of the page. While you are logged on, you will be able to access the extra features available only to registered Gale users.

User name link


My Account: Dashboard Page

Note: You must be a registered Gale user and have logged in to access the My Account: Dashboard page.


Click your name as it appears in the "Welcome" link at the top of the page to display the My Account: Dashboard page. [How do I login if my name isn't shown?]

User name link

In the main part of the screen, you will find the most recent saved entries displayed in each of the user account activity boxes listed below. The entries listed within each box are active links; in addition, you may also find a "More" link indicating how many more entries you have in that category. Also provided is a View all link.

Your Gale user account lets you save and manage:



In addition, you can access your Account Preferences from the My Account: Dashboard page.

Links to these features also appear in the left-hand menu.

A sample My Account: Dashboard is shown below. [Click here to learn more about the activity boxes displayed in the main part of the screen.]

My Account Dashboard screen


Why Become a User?

Become a Registered Gale User

Registering for a Gale user account is easy and it is free. Having an account lets you access certain settings and saved items each time you log into this database.


What Can You Do as a Registered User

As a registered Gale user, you'll be able to mark items you find, only now the documents you select will be permanently marked and available each time you log on (and you can organize your marked items into folders you create). In addition, you can save search queries, select which news sources you want to appear on the home page, subscribe to an RSS feed from the home page and request e-mail search alerts.


Make It Easy for Yourself!

Using the SAME email (username) and password for ALL folder accounts makes it easier to remember!


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