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Opposing Viewpoints in Context: About this Guide


About this Guide

This guide describes basic features of Opposing Viewpoints in Context.  For more in-depth help using the database, see the subtab "Resources and Tutorials," or ask a librarian.

Table of Contents:

Tab 1: About This Guide

Tab 2: Resources and Tutorials

  • Links to Opposing Viewpoints Help

Tab 3: Get Started:

  •   Opening Screen
  •   Browse Topics
  •   Topic overview

Tab 4: Resources

  • Scrolling window describing types of resources

Tab 5: Limit Results

Tab 6: Search Options

Tab 7: Advanced Search

  • How to focus your search using "and," "or," or "not"
  • How to limit by source type
  • How to access articles.

Tab 8: Tools

  • Examples of search tools, including:
    • bookmark
    • e-mail
    • print
    • generate citations
    • listen to article being read aloud
  • Use author's bibliography to find more articles

About Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Opposing Viewpoints in Context provides information on controversial social issues.  It includes:

  • viewpoint articles
  • topic overviews
  • magazine, academic journal, and newspaper articles
  • primary source documents
  • statistics
  • images
  • podcasts
  • links to Web sites.