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Finding Opposing Viewpoints
Finding opposing viewpoints can sometimes be difficult. Words like "pro" and "con" rarely work. Sometimes entering terms that suggest a particular point of view can help. Here are some terms you might want to consider adding to your search.
Opposing Viewpoints in Context
Maintains controversial contemporary topic summaries and overviews of current issues that include aspects of the issues along with pro and con arguments and opinions. Some additional content may be freely available during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Points of View Reference Center
Provides 400 topics, each with an overview containing objective background and description as well as point arguments and counterpoint opposing arguments. Some additional content may be freely available during the Covid-19 Pandemic.
Offers reports on key issues in the U.S.Congress from 1923 to the present. Includes a searchable archive by keyword, date, or subject.
American Policy Directory
Analysis and advocacy on a wide range of topics derived from think-tanks and advocacy organization across the United States.
Popular Statistical Sources
Proquest Statistical Abstract of the United States
Maintains the authoritative and comprehensive summary of statistics on the social, political, and economic conditions of the United States.
Contains state-level historical data for the areas of agriculture, crime and law enforcement, defense, economy, education, employment and labor, energy and environment, geography, government finances, health, households and housing, population, social welfare as well as transportation. Is part of Data Planet Foundations and will be fully incorporated into that platform in June 2021.
Provides statistics from over 18,000 free and proprietary sources on a wide range of topics such as business, media, and demographics.