"Formerly known as Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center and originally reviewed in 2002, 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."
--Booklist, May 2012
"This excellent subscription database (free trials are available) provides information about controversial issues related to current immigration (and other topics) for student researchers."
--School Library Journal, January 2011
"Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center goes above and beyond what most would expect from a database with both teacher-centric and student-focused resources that expand the research experience. Unique MP3 access options and curriculum-focused resources take this library resource into the classroom and well beyond the four walls of the school making this database worthy of an A+."
--School Library Journal, September 2007
"OVRC contains more than 7,715 viewpoint articles from nearly 360 "Opposing Viewpoints" titles.
OVRC provides comprehensive coverage of hundreds of subjects ranging from ongoing controversies to today's hot-button issues and will assist students with their research in all subjects, not just the social sciences. They will find it to be exciting, easy to navigate, and very student-friendly."
--School Library Journal, August 2005
"Gale has lost little time between purchasing Greenhaven Press and producing this resource center For the uninitiated, the Opposing Viewpoints series provided pro and con arguments for various current-events-related topics. The print series has long been a stapole in secondary school and young adult collections for research and debate prparation on hot topics in social studies and science. The Opposing Viewpoints Resource center (OVRC) includes more than 2,000 articles from more than 170 titles in the Opposing Viewpoints, Current Controversies, and other Greenhaven series; 1,000 topic overviews from Gale and Macmillan reference books; more than 3,000 statistical tables, charts, and graphs; almost 800 images; 30 dull-text periodicals and newspapers; links to more than 1,000 Web sites; and 24 titles from Gale's Information Plus series, which provides statistics, law and legislation, and more...The Research Guide links to a series of critical-thinking guidelines (review the author's credentials and affiliations', and so on) and examples to help teachers and students actually do something with the research...OVRC is an excellent addition to public and school libraries' digital offerings. Undergraduate institutions should also consider it..."
-- Booklist (November 2002)
"Gale's newest Resource Center is similar to the Opposing Viewpoints book series but it is a one-stop source for many issues and additional resources...Current events, speech, and debate classes would especially benefit from this service. Articles cover 1998 to the present. Recommended."
-- Book Report (September 2002)
"The ability to search and retrieve the full text of reference titles is significant and 'Further Reading' lists are also worthy. The Bottom Line: Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is recommended with reservations for high school and undergraduate libraries. The strength of the Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center lies in its secondary texts and reading lists."
-- Library Journal (May 2002)
"Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center is one of those rare resources that elicits 'AWESOME' from students. We've been previewing the product for a few weeks now with sociology, speech and debate, and senior thesis students and the reaction has been incredible. I am actually seeing them go to Opposing Viewpoints rather than Google and Yahoo...The online version has the viewpoints articles along with statistics, websites and reference and magazine/newspaper articles. I would highly recommend that you preview this resource."
-- Adam Janowski, Library Media Specialist, Naples High School (April 2002)
"...This is an ideal resource for high school and undergraduate college libraries..."
-- ARBA (2003)