The USF Libraries are currently running a trial for the Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center, until May 13, 2011.
Gale’s Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is a database that integrates scholarly, academic, and statistical content from a variety of print and online sources to offer users access to information on differing points of view on current social issues with some content retrospective to 1981. Drawing upon content from diverse publications such as Opposing Viewpoints from Greenhaven Press, and several reference works from MacMillan, Gale, and Scriber, users may search: viewpoint articles, contextual topic overviews, government and organizational statistics, biographies of social activists, court cases, profiles of government agencies and special interest groups, and newspaper and magazine articles. Other content includes images, curriculum standards, and podcasts.
Users can perform basic, advanced, publication and subject queries. Users may choose from a variety of query options such as: date, ISBN, name, document name and content type. Search results are in HTML full text and other formats such as MP3 where available. Search results can be saved, emailed, printed and even exported to a bibliographic management software such as RefWorks.
Trial ends May 13, 2011.