Explore All Sides of an Issue
DISCOVER A FULL RANGE OF TOPICS
With over 20,000 pro/con viewpoints, approximately 19,000 reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more, students will be prepared to argue any side of the issue. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is cross-searchable with Gale In Context: Global Issues.
DEVELOP CRITICAL THINKING SKILLS
A wide range of media rich content offers differing views making it an ideal resource for debaters. A category on the National Debate Topic provides quick and easy access to content on frequently studied and discussed issues.
ACCESS AUTHORITATIVE AND CURRENT DIGITAL CONTENT
Students can dive deeper with periodical content that covers current events, news and commentary, economics, environmental issues, political science, and more. Specific titles include The New York Times, Newsweek, Foreign Policy, American Scientist, and Education Week.
EASILY LOCATE RESULTS
Download the Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints (Beta) extension from the Chrome Webstore and quickly view results from a Google search.
Provide an Accessible, Efficient Platform
Accommodate diverse backgrounds with ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology and on-demand article translation in over 20 languages.
Integrated directly into the user’s workflow, MLA, APA, and Chicago-style citations are supported and can be easily exported to citation services like EasyBib or NoodleTools.
HIGHLIGHTS AND NOTES
Organize, save, and share highlights and annotations within content.
Researchers can search by Lexile range or find content based on basic, intermediate, and advanced levels of complexity.
Content is aligned to national standards and Common Core State Standards.
Expand access and increase discovery by integrating Gale resources into your Learning Management System. Add to that the power of G Suite for Education and Microsoft Office 365 tools, which enable users to easily share, save, and download content— including highlights and notes.
“I saw a way that I could collaborate with my colleagues more efficiently and get resources to students and make it more effective and personalized for their learning.”
–Teacher, Central York High School, Pennsylvania
- Business & Economics
- Political Science & Diplomatic Studies
- Environmental Science
Platform Features & Tools
ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology, and on-demand text translation into over 50 languages.
Google Workspace for Education and Microsoft 365 tools enable users to share, save, and download content—including highlights and notes. Learn More
Integrated directly into the user’s workflow, formatted citations can be easily imported from single or multiple documents to services like EasyBib or NoodleTools. MLA-, APA-, and Chicago-style citations are supported.
Reviews & Testimonials
“Students are pleasantly surprised that the article is in their Google Drive once they download it … that content gets pushed for storage to their G Suite for Education resources … and that the citations are in EasyBib and are formatted and ready to turn in. They are realizing what reliable sources, properly cited, are all about.”
“This database just keeps getting better and better... OVIC is definitely one of the best databases for high-school students for debates and research papers. Other databases may have some of the same articles but certainly not the variety or depth. This is a recommended purchase for high-school and college libraries."