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Opposing Viewpoints draws on the social issues series published by Greenhaven Press, as well as material from other reference sources including specialized encyclopedias to present social issues. Great place to check for topics for research papers. Most useful for selecting a topic, position papers, statistics and background reference material.
On the homepage, you will find the following options for beginning your research: * Spotlighted Topics * Browse Categories & Topics * Featured Video & News * Basic Search * Advanced Search
The categories and topics featured in Opposing Viewpoints In Context are arranged into eight (8) categories (topics may appear in more than one category). Select View All next to the category to display an alphabetical list of all topics within that category. From there you can click on a specific topic.
Basic Search offers a straightforward way to search featuring a single search box. This search is ideal when keywords and phrases are too specific to be found in the Browse Categories and Topics.
To search for a Topic Page: the system will look for a Topic page that matches your search criteria – topics will be in a Bold Italicized print.
Based on available content, topic pages may include:
Overview: Essay providing an intellectual framework for understanding the topic: why it’s important, controversies surrounding it; what should be focused on while conducting research.
Viewpoints: Opinion based articles framing issues from different perspectives
Reference: encyclopedia and reference articles
Primary Sources: interviews, legislative acts, resolutions, speeches, testimonials, treaties and more
Statistics: Interactive and static graphs, tables, and charts
Images, Audio, and Video: Streamed video content, nearly 70,000 images, and audio files
News, Magazines, and Academic Journals: Articles from over 450 full-text English-language international sources