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Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints

Opposing Viewpoints provides you with a variety of materials on various topics. It is very easy to use!

Below is an example on how to use Opposing Viewpoints. The publisher also provides searching tips for using Opposing Viewpoints. 


Using Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints Example

When using a general database like Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints or CQ Researcher, it is often best to use general search terms. Below is the search phrase: genetic testing in the Opposing Viewpoints search box. The database will suggest search terms. Main topics will be in bold. 


GIC OP genetic testing


Choosing the bold subject heading genetic testing will bring up a variety of materials beginning with a general overview of the topic. It is usually about a two or three introduction to the topic. You can scroll down for a breakdown of the additional sources. 


OP details of results

Featured Viewpoints and Viewpoints are essays written both for and against the various aspects of the topic. Reading a few of them may help you formulate how you might want to debate your topic. Keep in mind  - the viewpoints are opinions and are biased!


OP list of viewpoints

Below is a viewpoint on the topic. You can download the article to your laptop, Google Drive, or OneDrive. 


OP - viewpoint



Gale in Context databases will also show you how to cite your sources. Be sure to choose APA citation style formatting. 


OP - APA citation


There are also links to journal articles which will usually be unbiased sources of information. 


OP - journal article results






Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints Video

If you need more help, below is a video showing  how to search Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints for the topic Stem Cells.

Other databases that are designed to help you with topics are listed below. The interface for each may appear differently, but they work in a similar manner. 

Databases for BIO 101 Topics