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
    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-
  • Polling the Nations
    Database of public opinion polls conducted in the U.S. and around the world by news and polling organizations.
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Popular Magazines with Different Viewpoints

Liberal Conservative
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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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