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Points of View Reference Center Now Available from EBSCO Publishing

Posted Mar 9, 2007
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EBSCO Publishing has announced the availability of Points of View Reference Center, offering students require a source of balanced information pertaining to a growing array of current social and political issues.

Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of a wide range of controversial subjects, Points of View Reference Center features a series of full-text essays representing opposing viewpoints on a variety of important issues. Students can use this resource as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills, the announcement states.

Points of View Reference Center provides full-text content pertaining to hundreds of topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (affirmative argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). 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, according to the announcement, including 600 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 pertaining to debate, developing arguments, and writing position papers. 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.

For more information on Points of View Reference Center, visit

Source: EBSCO Publishing,

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