How to access Gale & Nat Geo Kids

Rhianon Gutierrez Updated by Rhianon Gutierrez

What are Gale and Nat Geo Kids and who has access?


Gale, a Cengage company, is a publisher of a variety of digital resources. They provide authoritative reference sources, current magazines, newspapers, and academic journals, multimedia, ebook collections focused on Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), and much more. These resources help students understand the importance of real-world research, avoiding disinformation, and looking for credible sources while growing their understanding of the world. 

Teachers, librarians, and students in grades K-12 have access to Gale.

National Geographic Kids

National Geographic Kids is a website for students to explore amazing adventures in science, nature, culture, archaeology, and space. Students can engage in monthly themes, read content-specific ebooks, and discover gamification. National Geographic Kids is accessible via the Gale website.

Teachers, librarians, and students in grades K-8 have access to National Geographic Kids through Gale.

How do I login?

Teachers and students who have access will login through Clever at Be sure to sign in using your BPS Gmail and password. Look for the Gale icon under the Library Resources category.

Once you select the icon, click on your school from the menu to see resources curated specifically for your school.

When you are asked to sign in, select Sign In with Google to access the resources.

Once you have logged in, you should see a listing of resources, including National Geographic Kids (K-8 only).

What does our Gale collection include?

What devices does the program work with?

Gale works on Laptops, Desktops, Chromebooks, and mobile devices.

Where can I learn more?

Gale in Context: For Educators

Gale In Context: For Educators, exclusively for teachers, is a lesson planning and instructional tool teachers can use to find and personalize digital learning content, plan remote or in-person learning activities, and provide equity for all of their students. It includes content from Gale In Context databases along with lesson planning and collaboration tools to support classroom and curriculum development. To access Gale In Context: For Educators, look for the For Educators box on your homepage.

Gale In Context: For Educators will require a user account for teachers; use your BPS Google credentials to create/use your account.

Who can I contact if I have additional questions?

Gale: Christopher Ernstes

BPS Libraries questions: Liz Phipps-Soeiro and Felicia Humphries

Clever questions: Clever Admin

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