Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Database Week: Opposing Viewpoints in Context

Here at Mepham High School we subscribe to databases or online resources that make it easy for our students to get reliable information from trustworthy sources. These databases can be assessed at school or at home and on mobile learning devices through an Internet browser. Click here to access ALL of our databases. These are password-protected. See Ms. Stack or Ms. Gellerman in the school library for the username and password. One of our most popular databases is Opposing Viewpoints in Context from GALE Cengage Learning. Below is a brief description from the company and a short video tutorial.
"Opposing Viewpoints in Context is an engaging online experience for those seeking contextual information and opinions on hundreds of today's hottest social issues. Drawing on the acclaimed Greenhaven Press series, the new solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience."


Opposing Viewpoints in Context  was offered to us for free this year as part of NOVEL (New York Online Virtual Electronic Library). Provided by the New York State Library, NOVELny connects New Yorkers to 21st century information.

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