Conservative and Liberal Perspectives

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)
Subjects

Nation Digital Archive

Alternative Titles
The Nation Digital Archive (EBSCO)
The Nation
OpinionArchives, Opinion Archives
Description

Online access to back issues of one of the longest-published American magazines of opinion and criticism, covering politics, culture, books and the arts - in America and around the world - from a liberal/leftist viewpoint.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
July 6, 1865 - present
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/10307
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Left Index

Description
Covers 120+ journals and blogs with a leftist viewpoint concerning politics, economics, labor, ecology, women's studies, race and ethnicity, social and cultural theory, sociology, art, philosophy, history, education, law, and globalization.
Type
Article Index
Coverage
1982-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9771
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

World Press Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
World Press Encyclopedia: a survey of press systems worldwide (GVRL)
WPE
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description

This survey of press and electronic media covers over 200 countries and their systems. Arranged alphabetically by country, entries include overview and background, economic framework, general characteristics, number and type of media, press laws, censorship issues, state-press relations, education and training in journalism, and more.  2nd ed, edited by Amanda C. Quick.

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9577
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
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CQ Researcher

Alternative Titles
CQ Researcher Plus Archive
Editorial Research Reports
Description

CQ Researcher is noted for its in-depth, unbiased coverage of health, social trends, criminal justice, international affairs, education, the environment, technology, and the economy. Reports are published weekly in print and online 44 times a year by CQ Press, a division of Congressional Quarterly Inc. Each single-themed, 12,000-word report is researched and written by a seasoned journalist. The consistent, reader-friendly organization provides researchers with an introductory overview; background and chronology on the topic; an assessment of the current situation; tables and maps; pro/con statements from representatives of opposing positions; and bibliographies of key sources.

Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1923-
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9565
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Alt-Press Watch

Alternative Titles
AltPress Watch, AltPressWatch
APW
Description

A full text database of over 60 newspapers, magazines and journals of the alternative and independent press, covering ecology and the environment, grassroots organizing, labor, indigenous peoples, public policy, genetics, and much more.

Type
Article Index
E-Journal(s)
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
Varies by title. 1994 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9451
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Catholic Periodical & Literature (EBSCO)

Alternative Titles
Catholic Periodical and Literature Index Online (EBSCO)
Description
The Catholic Periodical and Literature Index (CPLI) Online is the product of a partnership between ATLA and the Catholic Library Association. The database covers all aspects of the Catholic faith and lifestyle, and includes index citations of articles and reviews published in Roman Catholic periodicals, Papal documents, church promulgations, and books about the Catholic faith that are authored by Catholics and/or produced by Catholic publishers.
Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/9385
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Issues & Controversies

Alternative Titles
Issues & Controversies @ FACTS.com
Issues and Controversies
Description

Full text of balanced, accurate discussions of over 250 controversial topics in the news supplemented with chronologies, illustrations, maps, tables, sidebars, contact information, and bibliographies including primary source documents and news editorials.

Type
Article Index
Coverage
1995 -
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8589
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects

Wall Street Journal, 1889-1994

Alternative Titles
ProQuest Historical Newspapers: Wall Street Journal
PQHN: WSJ
Description

Searchable access to the backfile of the Wall Street Journal newspaper (Eastern Edition) from the first issue on July 8, 1889 through the December 31st issue of 17 years ago.  (One year of additional content from 17 years ago is added annually.)  Reproduces the complete full text of every issue in its original printed form, in full page images digitized from microfilm.

Note:  For searchable access to the full text of the Wall Street Journal from 1995 to the present, use ABI/INFORM.  For combined searchable access to the complete backfile from 1889 up through today's issue, use ProQuest News & Current Events.

Type
Article Index
Newspaper(s)
Coverage
1889 - 1994
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/8421
Access
Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)Authorized UM users (+ guests in UM Libraries)
Subjects
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