Explore Both Sides of an Issue
Gale's Opposing Viewpoints In Context is the premier online resource covering today's hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration to marijuana. This cross-curricular research database supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Informed, differing views help learners develop critical-thinking skills and draw their own conclusions.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context is a rich resource for debaters and includes pro/con viewpoints, reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more. A category on the National Debate Topic provides quick and easy access to content on frequently studied and discussed issues. Periodical content 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.
FEATURED SUCCESS STORY
“I knew that it made a lot of sense to have Gale products since students were using G Suite for Education. Also, teachers were looking for current research material, which In Context databases provided.”
– Trevor Foglesong, Librarian, Upland High School, Upland, CA
- Business & Economics
- Political Science & Diplomatic Studies
- Environmental Science
Platform Features & Tools
ReadSpeaker text-to-speech technology, and on-demand text translation into over 20 languages.
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Manage and Share
Users’ content sets remained saved in the Digital Scholar Lab allowing them to manage their research for long term projects. Users can publish their outputs with confidence retaining all intellectual property rights and are free to share analysis outputs.
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."