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This Libguide is designed to help you access credible sources to research your topic. The tabs across the top break down the research process giving you advice and access to relevant resources. Use the databases listed under these pages to research your topic.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the guide, or research in general. If you would like to schedule a research consultation, use the "Schedule Appointment" button under my name.
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Find credible sources on these and hundreds of other social and political issues with Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints. Unlike websites, this database simplifies your search by bringing together articles, videos, and stats you can trust and cite.
Having a clear, compelling point of view on today’s most debated political and social issues requires finding the most credible facts and insights. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints simplifies your search by bringing together thousands of resources to provide authoritative articles, research reports, videos, and statistics. This database steers you away from unreliable content that online browsers sometimes serve up and helps you draw your own conclusions about global warming, the minimum wage, and hundreds of other debated topics.
There are several ways you can save a document in the Opposing Viewpoints database. There are 2 menus that you can use (shown below) located near the top of the screen.
The Cite option allows you to export the citation information and link to RefWorks.
The Send To option allows you to send the article in an email or save it to your Google or One Drive.
The Download option allows you to download the article to your computer or external drive.
The Print option will format the article for better printing.
To cite a source from Opposing Viewpoints, click on the "Cite" button.
From the citation box, you can select the citation style and copy the citation or export it to Refworks.
If you email a source from Opposing Viewpoints, the MLA citation information will be at the bottom of your email.
Access to many of the database links on this guide requires NSCC authentication - users must sign in with their My Northshore (Pipeline) username & password
If you want to place any library materials on hold, request a book from another library, or check out any physical library materials you will need to have your NSCC ID card.
Stop by the Student Life Office in Danvers (DB 132) or Lynn (LW 171) with a current class schedule and a picture ID to get an NSCC ID.