This guide will help you with using one of LAVC Library's most popular databases: Opposing Viewpoints in Context. Use the blue tabs on the left-hand side of the guide (or the buttons at the bottom of each page) to navigate.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context is a great database for researching current, controversial social issues. In addition to full-text magazine, newspaper, and academic journal articles, you will also be able to find pro/con viewpoint essays on these controversial issues.
Opposing Viewpoints is often used in conjunction with another one of LAVC Library's popular databases: CQ Researcher. For help with using CQ Researcher, please refer to our guide. LAVC librarians recommend using both Opposing Viewpoints and CQ Researcher if you are researching current, controversial social issues.