Opposing Viewpoints in Context contains a broad variety of data on today’s most pressing social issues, including pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, journal and newspaper articles, statistics, media sources, and images.
Points of View contains many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). For each topic, this database also offers a “Guide to Critical Analysis,” which helps the reader evaluate the controversial topics. The “Guide to Critical Analysis” enhances students’ ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues, and write or debate an effective argument on the topic.
SIRS Issues Researcher provides background and analysis on leading issues, including pros and cons on social, scientific, health, historic, economic, political, and global topics.