About this Blog
The Points of View Debate Blog is a forum for students to voice their opinions and exchange ideas about topics in the news. It’s a free service from EBSCO’s Points of View Reference Center (PoV). Students should read up on topics and use the comment field to debate the issues with their peers.
How it Works
Each month, editors select a new blog topic and publish related entries throughout the month. The blog entries are meant to be editorial prompts to engage discussion among students.
Students are strongly encouraged to research the issues on PoV Reference Center and inform their opinions. Students can comment on all blog content, per moderator review, and will enjoy seeing their comments appear online. Students may interact with one other on the message forum and can reply directly to each other’s comments.
About Points of View Reference CenterPoints of View Reference Center™ (PoV) 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 more than 280 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide. Points of View Reference Center contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. Each of the main essays includes links to related full-text articles hand-picked by the editor.
Ask your school librarian for help accessing Points of View Reference Center from home!