CHECK IT OUT: Understanding the Opposing Viewpoints in Context database

Published: Monday, November 25, 2013 at 12:00 PM.

With the massive, ever-growing amount of information available on the internet these days, how do you decide which resources are reliable and pertinent? 

Opposing Viewpoints in Context — an online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from offshore drilling to climate change and health care to immigration — helps users research, analyze and organize data.

The database — which polled librarians named one of 2013's best — is useful for students writing reports or for those who simply wish to stay informed on current social issues. 

In addition to the engaging, streamlined interface and media-rich pages, the collection of content and curriculum-focused tools help students explore issues from all perspectives with these tools:

•Pro/con viewpoint essays

•Topic overviews

•More than 300 primary-source documents

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