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Points of View Reference Center™
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. Topics
covered include: affirmative action, cloning, DNA profiling,
HIV/AIDS status disclosure, immigration, Iraq, Israel & the
Palestinians, Katrina and FEMA response, nuclear
proliferation, separation of church and state, standardized
testing, stem cell research, tax cuts, voting machines, and
many more.
Points of View Reference Center contains a balance of
materials from all viewpoints, including 1,143 main essays,
leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle,
newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source
documents and reference books. The database also offers
guides to debate, developing arguments and writing position
papers. Additionally, this database contains the Video
Encyclopedia of the 20th Century, providing students with a
searchable collection of some of the most important social,
political, and cultural moments of the 20th century. Points of
View Reference Center provides the basis from which
students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and
essays, better understand controversial issues and develop
analytical thinking skills. Critical Thinking Guides for every
topic covered helps the student judge Fact vs. Opinion and
enhances the student's ability to read and think critically.
Subject coverage includes:
Affirmative Action
Cloning
DNA Profiling
HIV/AIDS Status Disclosure
Immigration
Iraq
Israel & the Palestinians
Katrina and FEMA Response
Nuclear Proliferation
Separation of Church and State
Standardized Testing
Stem Cell Research
Tax Cuts
Voting Machines
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