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IDS 101: Arguing about Life and Death: Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints in Context (database)

Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a very helpful database for identifying topics from current social issues & controversies. Features full text articles from a variety of different types of sources:  magazines, academic journals, and newspapers, primary source documents, statistics, images, government documents, videos, podcasts, and links to websites. 

The results of this database are meant to be representative of differing perspectives & opinions, but this database does not try to be comprehensive in scope!  It offers access to a wide variety of resource across the spectrum of opinions, without telling you which side of a debate that each document is supporting.  Incorporates a mixture of objective & subjective sources on most topics covered.

There are 3 different ways to start searching the Opposing Viewpoints database:

a):  Using the white search box (found near the top center of the screen) 

b):  Using the major categories of topics (found in the center of the screen, just below the photo) 

c):  Using the "browse issue" options (found in the upper left side, within the horizontal black bar) 

Gary Klein (Reference Librarian)

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Gary Klein
Contact:
Mark O. Hatfield Library
Willamette University
900 State Street
Salem, OR 97301

Work phone: #503-370-6743

Gary's general work schedule (Fall 2019):
Mon, Tue, and Thu = 9:30am -- 6:30pm; Wed = 1pm -- 9pm,; Fri = 9:30am -- 5:30pm and by appointment at other times.
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