Points of View Reference Center

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Gain a balanced perspective on current events and issues

Containing resources that present multiple sides of an issue, this database provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

Resources for Critical Anaylsis

Points of View Reference Center contains many topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). For each topic, this database also offers a Guide to Critical Analysis, which helps the reader evaluate the controversial topics. The Guide to Critical Analysis enhances students’ ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues, and write or debate an effective argument on the topic.

Providing a balance of materials from all viewpoints, Points of View Reference Center includes over 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. The database also offers guides for writing position papers, developing arguments and debating.

Now Available – New Content and User Interface

EBSCO has added 61 new topics to Points of View Reference Center, bringing the total number of topics in the product to 343.
In addition, Points of View Reference Center 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