Opposing Viewpoints


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Databases with Different Viewpoints

Database Full Text Coverage
  • Points of View Reference Center Authentication Required
    Points of View Reference Center™ is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides 250 topics, each with an overview (objective background / description), point (argument),counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. Contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including over 1,000 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.
  • CQ Researcher Authentication Required Tutorial available
    Search for current, controversial topics of national and international interest is areas such as health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy. Find full-text issues (each issue approximately 24 printed pages) written in layman's language, that includes pros/cons, background info, the current situation, and references to other information sources.
most 1991-
  • Ethnic NewsWatch Authentication Required
    More than 240 full-text publications of the ethnic, minority, and native press. Searchable in English or Spanish.
all 1990-
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Popular Magazines with Different Viewpoints

Liberal Conservative
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Searching the Web for Editorials/Opinions

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Editorial/Political Cartoons

  • ProQuest News & Newspapers Authentication Required
    Provides full text coverage of thousands of U.S. and international newspapers. Includes the former ProQuest Newsstand collection, now named Global Newsstream.
    Tips: Search by a keyword and limit your results to Editorial Cartoon/Comic from the Document Type menu.
  • Google Image Search and Google News
    Enter your keywords and use the phrase political cartoon as a search term. If Google Image Search yields older results, narrow down the search by entering the year you're interested in finding Images/library from.
  • The Association of American Editorial Cartoonists
    Search for political cartoons on your topic or browse recently published cartoons on current topics from many national and local newspapers.

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How to find a specific editorial from a specific newspaper.

If you have a citation (a brief reference: author, title, source, place and date of publication) for a specific article, follow these steps:

1. Search for the title of the newspaper/magazine in the Library Catalog and Journal Finder.
2. You will get options for finding the full-text article in a database or in print in the library.

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