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ENGWR 300 - Professor Leung (Spring 2024): Opposing Viewpoints

Why Should I Use This Database?

Why Use the Opposing Viewpoints Database?

  • Opposing Viewpoints is a great place to find articles on current social issues and controversial topics. One of the benefits of using Opposing Viewpoints is that you can access different types of sources including: journal articles, videos, and "Viewpoints" which are pro/con articles on the topic you selected.

How to Use the Opposing Viewpoints Database?

  • Start by watching the video below, and then practice applying what you learned as you explore each of the database.
  • The video below will also explain why it's important to critically evaluate the information you find in this particular database.
  • Use 1-3 keywords that are related to your topic to see what kind of background information you can discover.

Remember, if you have any questions about how to use this database, you can email me at, or contact any one of the ARC librarians.

Opposing Viewpoints

How to Use Opposing Viewpoints

This database is a great resource for finding pro/con articles on your topic 

TIP: The most effective way to use this particular databases is to begin with 1-3 keywords.  

TOPIC: What are the benefits of a homogenous culture?

Good: benefits homogenous culture

Good: homogenous nation

Not so good because the focus is too broad: benefits culture