Opposing Viewpoints in Context

March 26, 2012 by  
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Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration.  Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.

In addition to the engaging, streamlined interface and media-rich topic pages, the product’s unprecedented collection of content and curriculum-focused tools that help students explore issues from all perspectives include:

  • More than 14,000 pro/con viewpoint essays
  • 5,000+ topic overviews
  • More than 300 primary source documents
  • 300 biographies of social activists and reformers
  • More than 775 court-case overviews
  • 5 million periodical articles
  • Nearly 6,000 statistical tables, charts and graphs
  • Nearly 70,000 images and a link to Google Image Search
  • Thousands of podcasts, including weekly presidential addresses and premier NPR programs
  • A national and state curriculum standards search, correlated to the content that allows educators to quickly identify material by grade and discipline

Opposing Viewpoints in Context contains more than 700 Greenhaven Press, Gale, Macmillan Reference USA™, Charles Scribner’s Sons® and U·X·L titles.   New reference content is added on an ongoing basis, and new full-text periodical and newspaper articles are added every day. Included in the resource are:

  • More than 400 titles from Greenhaven Press Series, including Opposing Viewpoints, Opposing Viewpoints Digests, At Issue, Contemporary Issues Companion, Current Controversies and Teen Decisions
  • Fifteen proprietary Gale print sets, including Activists, Rebels, and ReformersCivil Rights in the United States; Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students; Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy; Environmental Encyclopedia; Great American Court Cases; Tsunamis; Encyclopedia of Sociology; and Macmillan Profiles: Humanitarians and Reformers

Whats in Opposing Viewpoints in Context?  Click here for journal titles and click here for reference titles.

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Jamie has been working in libraries since her high school days. She holds a double BA, MA and an MLIS. She loves her baby boy, couponing and answering Reference inquires!

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