English Resources & Databases


http://infotrac.galegroup.com/itweb/wla06823?db=OVIC
Opposing Viewpoints In Context is an online resource covering today’s social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions.  
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Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides rich content that can help students assess and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.NOTE: Available through INSPIRE.


This current events database allows researchers to explore social, political & economic issues, scientific discoveries and other popular topics discussed in today's classrooms including controversial opinions and viewpoints. Contains full text for over 140,000 articles from nearly 300 diverse sources including international newspapers and periodicals, biographies, public opinion polls, book reviews, pamphlets, and government information.
NOTE: Available through INSPIRE.