• Discover pro/con perspectives from authoritative voices

    Opposing Viewpoints In Context is the premier online resource covering today’s hottest social issues, from capital punishment to immigration, to marijuana. This cross-curricular research tool supports science, social studies, current events, and language arts classes. Its informed, differing views present each side of an issue and help students develop information literacy, critical thinking skills, and the confidence to draw their own valid conclusions.

  • Key Features

    Support for debaters

    Help your debate team gather talking points and new perspectives for their arguments with content from Gale's Opposing Viewpoints In Context. This acclaimed resource offers a dedicated portal focused on the 2015-2016 National Debate Topic as well as additional portals on related topics such as Espionage and Intelligence, and National Security. Portal pages bring together comprehensive topic overview essays alongside expert content.

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    New media-rich content

    New media-rich content presented in formats such as infographics and videos draw attention and meet different learning styles.
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    Responsive design

    A mobile-responsive map tool delivers stronger visual callouts for users when accessing maps on mobile devices.
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    Scope and Depth

    • More than 20,100 pro/con viewpoints
    • More than 19,200 reference articles, including topic overviews
    • More than 12,700 charts and graphs, along with other statistical information
    • 300+ profiles of federal agencies and special-interest groups
    • Special coverage of the annual debate topic determined by the National Speech and Debate Association
    • Full-text newspapers and periodicals from multiple perspectives, including National ReviewThe New York TimesThe Washington Post, Commentary, and CNN Wire  


    • Engage users with thousands of images, videos, and audio selections from authoritative sources.
    • Interactive maps show statistical trends in a readily understandable way.