Points of View Reference Center provides balanced viewpoints on a variety of social and political issues. Each entry includes, an overview - background that provides a neutral starting point of reference; point/counterpoint - presents both sides of an argument; and a guide to critical analysis - directs students to delve deeper into the topic, discern fact from opinion, compare and contrast, research for other perspectives, and formulate opinions. Contains full text, charts, maps, images, and videos.
Issues & Controversies helps students understand today’s crucial issues by exploring hundreds of hot topics in politics, government, business, society, education, and popular culture. Presented in a balanced, pro/con format, each article presents the key facts, arguments, history, and current context—an ideal resource for research papers, debate preparation, and persuasive writing assignments.
Opposing Viewpoints provides balanced viewpoints on a variety of social and political issues, current events, in videos, podcasts and streaming audio, image galleries, national and global news sources, full-text articles, interactive maps, charts and graphs, along with other statistical information.