Answered By: Colin Magee Last Updated: Jul 09, 2020 Views: 1803
WHAT IT IS:
The Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints database is a small research database geared towards articles and viewpoints on controversial issues. (Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints is brought to you through the Kentucky Virtual Library.)
WHAT IT DOES:
Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints specializes in popular information on controversial topics. Use it to find:
-Viewpoints and fact-supported arguments on leading topics
HOW TO SEARCH:
Use the search box to conduct a basic search. You can also access a list of over 200 leading topics by clicking “Browse Issues” below the search box. Each topic has a built in results page showing you selected articles on that topic.
Tips: Use “Or,” “And,” and “Not” to get different results.
School OR violence will get you all results containing “school” or “violence.” More results.
School AND violence will get you all results containing “school” and “violence.” Fewer results.
School NOT violence will get you all results containing “school” WITHOUT “violence.” Even fewer results.
“School violence” in quotation marks will treat your search as a phrase – both words together.
Search results in the Gale In Context databases are sorted by document type and then by relevance. The database will always look for viewpoint essays first and put those at the top of your search results. You can further limit your search results by selecting a different facet on the right side:
By default, everything is already sorted by document type automatically in Gale In Context. But you can select which specific publication type/source type you want in your search results: newspapers, magazines, scholarly journals, etc.
Choose a range of dates for your search results. For example, you can show results published from the last 12 months, last 5 years, last 10 years, etc.
Each article in the database has been “tagged” with different subject headings. For example, an article about a recent school shooting might be tagged with “school violence,” “school shooting,” “school bullying,” etc. You can click relevant subjects and that will pull out all the articles from your search results that are tagged with that specific subject heading.
READING AN ARTICLE
Clicking on an article will open it in either Full-text, or PDF (using Adobe Reader). At the top right, you can send the article through email, download it to your computer, or print the article. Click on “Cite” to access your bibliographic citation for the article. You would cite the article using MLA if it is for English 101 or English 102, and you would cite the article using APA for other classes.
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