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New Database: Opposing Viewpoints

by Katie Glaeser on 2021-04-01T10:19:00-04:00 in Intelligence Studies, General, Leadership Studies, History, Environmental Science & Studies, English, Communication | Comments

Simplify your search: Find credible sources for both sides of social and political issues

Climate change, the $15 minimum wage, the effects of junk food—there’s no shortage of debatable topics in the national conversation. Finding  trustworthy information and insights can bolster any side of an issue, but it can also be time consuming. Fortunately, our library subscribes to Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints to help you go into serious search mode and finding supporting facts and figures.

A winning site for credible content
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is a multi-media, mobile-friendly database that brings together authoritative content on over 300 political and social issues from Affirmative Action and the Afghan War to Workplace Diversity and YouTube. This content includes:
•    major coverage in the New York Times, Newsweek, and more;
•    topic overviews and expert analyses; 
•    video and audio clips;
•    interactive maps focusing on trends; and
•    charts and graphs. 

Debaters, researchers, and other argumentative folks will also appreciate a dedicated web portal focused on national topics as well as content on espionage, intelligence, and national security—over 300 profiles of federal agencies and special interest groups in all. Also, by setting up a free account, you can save highlights and notes about articles as well as your search history for easy access.
 

Burning the midnight oil with a last minute project?

Not a problem. This resource is available 24/7. Give it a test drive at: 

https://ezproxy.lynchburg.edu/login?url=https://link.gale.com/apps/OVIC?u=viva_lynch&id=lcaccessor 

For more information, stop by the library virtually and chat with a librarian! 

Gale Opposing Viewponts


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