Canadian Points of View Reference Centre

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Provides Students with a Series of Essays that Present Multiple Sides of a Current Issue

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

EBSCO has added 10 new topics to Canadian Points of View Reference Centre, bringing the total number of topics in the product to 150.
In addition, Canadian Points of View Reference Centre now features a new user interface with an updated landing page and improved navigation. Key updates include:
  • Revised navigation with topic trees 
  • Topical landing page and detailed record format 
  • Access Curriculum Standards benchmarks