Books at Lagrange on opposing viewpoint topics
The Libraries at WGTC have many books that give the pros and cons of ma ny issues. Search the catalog to find a complete list. Search by the issue that you are researching or search the word viewpoint. Below are a few selected titles on various issues that can be found in the LaGrange Campus Library.
Periodicall Datbases and GALILEO
GALILEO: On campus link from Library's page, off campus you will need a password, which can be obtained from library or an instructor. Click on Databases A-Z and search the following databases:
Academic Search Complete
Search suggestions: in the databases use your topic term and othr words such as viewoint, pro/cpn, debate, controversy.
Example: death penalty and debate
**Remember** GALILEO password changes every semester.
PROS AND CONS OF CONTROVERSIAL ISSUES an independent, nonpartisan, site that discusses 43 controversial issues ranging from money to sports, to religion. www.procon.org
Opposing Views: news, controversy, and opinion. Site is heavy on opinion, so be aware of that. www.opposingviews.com
All sides of the argument http://controversialissues.org
"The Miller Cener is nonpartisan institute at the University of Virginia that seeks to expand understanding of the presidentcy, policy, and political history, providing critical i nsights for the naton's governance challenges." (Miller Cener) http://millercenter.org
"A Wikipedia of debates - an encyclopedia of pro and con arguments and quotes" (site) http://Debatepedia.idebate.org
Internet Publis Library 2
Sponsored and supported by several universities, this site covers many issues from entertainment to business. http://ipl.org/
American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
Offers discussion on many issues in the news today. http://www.aclu.org
Opposing views: Debate, Arguments, Opinion
Every issue has at least two sides, and most people have an opinion about most issues.
If you have been asked to present pro and/or con views on a particular issue, this brochure will help you find information and discussion on the issue.
When reading articles on a controversial issue, try to be aware of which side the writer is on, and be aware of the purpose of the article and the writer's intention while writing the article or book.
Need help? Ask one of the librarians to help you.
Link to this opposing view database can be found at the bottom of the library's web page.
An excellent database that discusses both sides of many topics.