This full-text database is designed to provide students with resources that present multiple sides of a current issue–containing information on key topics of interest to Canadian researchers. Each topic includes an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument) and Critical Thinking Guide.
Materials from all Viewpoints
Canadian Points of View Reference Centre contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including main essays, leading political magazines, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents, reference books and a series of titles from World Public Opinion. The database also offers guides to debates, 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.
Canadian Points of View Reference Centre 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.
Now Available – New Content and User Interface
- Revised navigation with topic trees
- Topical landing page and detailed record format
- Access Curriculum Standards benchmarks