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Opposing Viewpoints

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Islamic State. Student Loans. Illegal Immigrants. Health Care Legislation. Race Relations. Abortion. Gun Control. Politics and Media. Global Warming.

There is a lot of controversy being stirred up over these and many other issues, especially with the upcoming election around the corner. Information gleaned from social media and comment sections on websites can be fraught with exaggerations and inaccuracies, whether well meaning or not.

It’s important to be able to get facts and opinions on these issues, including why people feel the way they do, without being bombarded by emotional, inflammatory, and just plain false information. The UA Library subscribes to an excellent resource so you can do just that.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context presents comprehensive topic pages, with overviews, pro and con essays, court cases, magazine and newspaper articles, podcasts and more. You can browse through all of their explored issues, or search for a specific social issue you want to better understand.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context and UA Library's other online resources related to Culture and Society are wonderful and appropriate sources for school position papers, or just for learning more about the world around us. 

And don’t forget, you can always contact a Reference Librarian by phone, textemail, or in person for assistance in using our databases and eBooks.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

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Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps users analyze and organize a broad variety of data for research, school assignments, debates or just showing off for your friends. This database contains more than 14,000 pro/con essays, 5 million articles, 6,000 statistical tables, and thousands of podcasts, just to name a few sections of its vast content. It also has hundreds of  reference titles from Gale and other publishers.

New reference content is added on an ongoing basis, and new full-text periodical and newspaper content is added every day. Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context is one the best all-around resources we offer. Check it out, along with UAPL's many other valuable Reference Databases and eBooks.

CultureGrams

Features information on countries, states, and provinces, including recipes, customs, country data, and government information.

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Encyclopedia of the Mind

Offers multiple perspectives on a variety of topics related to the mind, including attention, emotion, learning, memory, perception, and more.

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Facts on File World Geography and Culture

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Looking for information on a state or country? Facts on File World Geography and Culture provides an overview of essential information that would be useful for any student or traveler.

Learn about the government, culture and history of a country or U.S. state, as well as symbols, flags, facts and figures. You can also compare and rank states and countries on population, energy consumption, or one of many other statistics, or you can use this resource to discover the ten largest cities, or the ten tallest waterfalls. 

Facts on File concisely delivers information about world geography and culture. Find it, and other useful resources related to Society and Culture, on UAPL's Reference Database page.

Gale Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Provides multiple perspectives on current, controversial social issues, including overviews, essays, primary source documents, and more.

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