Answered By: Amanda Kalish
Last Updated: Sep 29, 2016     Views: 55

Opposing Viewpoints in Context covers many of today’s social issues and provides information for students to conduct research, complete writing assignments, prepare for debates, and create presentations.  It offers pro/con viewpoint essays, topic overviews, primary source documents, periodical articles, biographies of social activists and reformers, court-case overviews, statistical tables, and more. 

Once you are in Opposing Viewpoints in Context, look for your issue by browsing or typing it in the search box.  Once you find it, look for the subheadings Viewpoints and Featured Viewpoints and that is where you will find the pro/con essays.

Another database that has pro and con essays is CQ Researcher.  This is a weekly (full-text) publication from CQ Press (Congressional Quarterly), which provides original in-depth analysis of the most current major and controversial issues of the day with complete summaries, pros and cons, bibliographies, and more.

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