The Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database designed to provide students with a series of essays that present multiple sides of a current issue. The database provides more than 290 topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument), counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide.
The database contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including more than 1,300 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. Each of the main essays includes links to related full-text articles hand-picked by the editor.
The Points of View Reference Center is available through the WCC Single Search using the search category Quick Search.
If you have any questions or comments about the new Points of View Reference Center, please contact Erwin Library Reference staff at 919-739-6890 (ext. 6890 on-campus), or at firstname.lastname@example.org.