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Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Description

Opposing Viewpoints in Context covers today’s hottest social issues, from Offshore Drilling to Climate Change, Health Care to Immigration. Opposing Viewpoints in Context helps students research, analyze and organize a broad variety of data for conducting research, completing writing assignments, preparing for debates, creating presentations and more.

This resource helps students explore issues from all perspectives, and includes:

  • More than 14,000 pro/con viewpoint essays
  • 5,000+ topic overviews
  • More than 300 primary source documents
  • 300 biographies of social activists and reformers
  • More than 775 court-case overviews
  • 5 million periodical articles
  • Nearly 6,000 statistical tables, charts and graphs
  • Nearly 70,000 images and a link to Google Image Search
  • Thousands of podcasts, including weekly presidential addresses and premier NPR programs
  • A national and state curriculum standards search, correlated to the content that allows educators to quickly identify material by grade and discipline

Opposing Viewpoints in Context contains more than 700 Greenhaven Press, Gale, Macmillan Reference USA™, Charles Scribner’s Sons® and U·X·L titles. New reference content is added on an ongoing basis, and new full-text periodical and newspaper articles are added every day. Included in the resource are:

  • More than 400 titles from Greenhaven Press Series, including Opposing Viewpoints, Opposing Viewpoints Digests, At Issue, Contemporary Issues Companion, Current Controversies and Teen Decisions
  • Fifteen proprietary Gale print sets, including Activists, Rebels, and Reformers; Civil Rights in the United States; Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students; Encyclopedia of American Foreign Policy; Environmental Encyclopedia; Great American Court Cases; Tsunamis; Encyclopedia of Sociology; and Macmillan Profiles: Humanitarians and Reformers
Type
Article Index
Subject Gateway
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11427
Access
Authorized for UM users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)Authorized for UM users + guests provided by the Michigan eLibrary (MeL)
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Izvestiia Digital Archive

Alternative Titles
Obshchenatsional’naia gazeta
Description

Full image access to the complete run of the Russian newspaper. Izvestiia was founded in March 1917 and during the Soviet period was the official organ of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet of the USSR. Izvestiia can be browsed by issue or keyword searched.

Type
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1917-2010
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11411
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002)

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Pittsburgh Courier, PQHN: PC
Courier, Pittsburgh New Courier, New Courier, New Pittsburgh Courier
Black Historical Newspapers, BHN
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile of Pittsburgh Courier (1911-2002), a major African American community newspaper.  Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1911 - 2002
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11385
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993)

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: New York Amsterdam News, PQHN: NYAN
New York Star & Amsterdam News, New York Amsterdam Star-News
Black Historical Newspapers, BHN
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile of New York Amsterdam News (1922-1993), a major African American community newspaper.  Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1922 - 1993
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11383
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005)

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Los Angeles Sentinel, PQHN: LAS
Eastside News
Black Historical Newspapers, BHN
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile of Los Angeles Sentinel (1934-2005), a major African American community newspaper.  Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1934 - 2005
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11381
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003)

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Atlanta Daily World, PQHN: ADW
Atlanta World
Black Historical Newspapers, BHN
Description

Full-text searchable access to the complete backfile of Atlanta Daily World (1931-2003), a major African American community newspaper.  Includes original page images digitized from microfilm.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1931 - 2003
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11379
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Chronicle of Higher Education Digital Edition

Alternative Titles
Chronicle of Higher Ed, CHE, CHEDE, Chronicle.com
Chronicle Review, Almanac of Higher Education
Description

Online edition of the U.S.'s major news source for higher education.  Includes text of every news article and essay from all weekly print issues published since September 1989, supplemented with all daily website-only updates and new-media extras such as slide shows, podcosts, and videos published since  May 1998.  Also includes blogs, job postings, The Chronicle Review weekly magazine and complete data from the annual Almanac of Higher Education since 1995, including demographics, enrollment, staff salaries, tuition fees, test scores, and more state by state, with additional sections for:  Administrator Data, including pay and benefits of presidents; Financial & Institutional Data, including gifts and endowments, statistics on crime, graduation rates, degrees conferred, and Congressional earmarks for higher education; Faculty Data, including salaries, race and ethnicity, and scholarly productivity; and Student Data, including characteristics, enrollment, financial aid, foreign students, and test scores.

About personal Chronicle.com accounts (optional):  

Current U-M faculty, students and staff may create personal Chronicle.com accounts that will also give them full access to the Chronicle website from anywhere provided that they enter their personal U-M email address (ending in “@umich.edu”) as the email address for the account. To create a personal Chronicle.com account, click on the “Create a Free Account” link that appears at the top right of the Chronicle website, or visit http://chronicle.com/myaccount/createfreeaccount.

After creating a personal Chronicle.com account, you can sign up for the Chronicle’s newsletters which provide daily and/or weekly updates of academic news of particular interest to you and which arrive via email. If you have previously created a personal Chronicle.com account, and have used your personal U-M email address (ending in “@umich.edu”) to do so, your account should automatically give you unrestricted access to the entire Chronicle site.

Please note, however, that your U-M personal Chronicle.com account does not include access to recent issues of the Chronicle iPad Edition via the new Chronicle iPad App, which requires a Premium Chronicle account that comes with a print subscription or can be purchased separately.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Statistics
Coverage
September 1989 - present. Updated daily, throughout the day. (For online access to full text of articles from January 1988 - August 1989, use link to ProQuest version below.)
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11351
Mobile Version
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Gale NewsVault

Alternative Titles
Gale News Vault, GVN
Description

Provides cross-searching of 17 different historical newspaper and periodical archive collections, including: 17th-18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers; 19th Century British Library Newspapers; 19th Century U.S. Newspapers; 19th Century UK Periodicals; British Newspapers, 1780-1950; Daily Mail Historical Archive; The Economist Historical Archive; Financial Times Historical Archive; Illustrated London News Historical Archive; Liberty Magazine Historical Archive; The Listener Historical Archive; The Picture Post Historical Archive; Times Digital Archive; Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1600 - 2010
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11255
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

The Listener Historical Archive, 1929-1991

Alternative Titles
Listener
Description

The Listener was a weekly publication, established by the BBC in 1929 as the medium for reproducing radio - and later, television - programmes in print. It is our only record and means of accessing the content of many early broadcasts.

With major contributors including E. M. Forster, George Orwell and Bertrand Russell, it also provided an important platform for new writers and poets, W. H. Auden, Sylvia Plath and Philip Larkin being notable examples.
 
As well as expanding on the intellectual broadcasts of the week, The Listener also discussed major literary and musical programmes. 10% of its content was not connected to broadcasting at all, and it regularly reviewed new books. What united the often diverse articles was the BBC's cultural mission of educating the masses.
 
Having chronicled the transformative rise of radio and television, The Listener finally ceased publication in 1991, just on the dawn of the internet age.
Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1929-1991
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11237
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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