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For the first time, Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center: Critical Thinking offers electronic access to three major Thomson Gale content sets: Greenhaven Press' superior social issues vault; Information Plus's statistics, government documents and contextual text; and social issue selections from Thomson Gale and Macmillan Reference USA references. 

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center: Critical Thinking includes such print reference series as Greenhaven Press's Opposing Viewpoints, Opposing Viewpoints Digests, At Issue, Contemporary Issues Companion, Current Controversies and Teen Decisions.

Thomson Gale and Macmillan Reference USA also are represented in this database with:

  • Bioethics for Students (selections)
  • Encyclopedia of Sociology; 2nd Edition (selections)
  • Environmental Encyclopedia
  • Drugs and Controlled Substances: Information for Students
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations: United Nations
  • Activists, Rebels, and Reformers
  • Macmillan Compendium: Social Issues (selections)
  • Federal Agency Profiles for Students
  • Special Interest Group Profiles for Students
  • Great American Court Cases
  • Macmillan Profiles: Humanitarians and Reformers

There are more than 40 major newspapers and newsmagazines — such as America, Commentary, Current Events, The Nation, The New American, Newsweek, Time,  U.S. News & World Report, The New York Times and many others — delivering current coverage to Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center: Critical Thinking.

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center: Critical Thinking provides a variety of challenging activities, quizzes and audio entries that promote engaged learning AND align with state curriculum standards and your library programs. Features like “Questions to Think About,” “Words to Know,” and “Find Out More” encourage interaction, problem solving and inquiry based learning. Each topic has three entries: an overview and two viewpoint essays to foster balanced, unbiased research. The content is comprised of reference and periodical resources, and covers 250 of the most assigned topics.