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Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints is a value resource to help you plan your papers.  Although you may have encountered it first in your ENGL 01A class, it provides valuable resources for your other classes as well.

Opposing Viewpoints provides β€‹β€‹β€‹β€‹Pro/Con Viewpoint essays on hot social issues and includes 5 million periodical articles, primary source documents and statistical tables, charts and graphs.

Argue Fairly

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Opposing Viewpoints in two minutes

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Opposing Viewpoints The image above links to the tutorial that shows you how to use topic pages within Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints to research key issues and topics of debate.

Source Types

Search results are divided into categories based on the type of source. It's a mix of books, video, newspapers, magazine articles, academic journals, and more.

  • Academic journals - articles reporting research studies from professional periodicals
  • Viewpoints - essays from multiple points of view
  • Reference - entries from reference books such as encyclopedias
  • Images - digital images from various photo collections
  • Videos - digital videos from numerous news outlets
  • Audio - clips/programs from audio programs
  • News - articles from newspapers  
  • Magazines - articles from popular magazines
  • Statistics - tables, charts, etc. pulled from reference books
  • Websites - high quality websites on topics

How it works

Explore many sides of an issue

Opposing Viewpoints Guide Opposing Viewpoints three-page overview

Considering Opposing Viewpoints & Perspectives

Considering Opposing Viewpoints & Perspectives Although this video from USU (Utah State University) Library doesn't directly address this database, it will help you understand how to support using arguments that may be opposing.