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Opposing Viewpoints

Access viewpoint articles, statistics, primary documents, authoritative reference works, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.


Reference Shelf

For many of today’s most controversial topics, this collection provides articles exploring the issue in depth. Each topic has a companion print title available for checkout.


  • ProCon.org – Maintained by a nonprofit, nonpartisan group with the mission of promoting critical thinking and an informed citizenry, this site covers over 50 of today’s most talked about issues, in a mainly pro and con format.


To check current information

  • FactCheck.org – This nonpartisan project of the Annenberg Public Policy Center aims to reduce the level of deception and confusion in U.S. politics by serving as a “consumer advocate” for voters.
  • Snopes – Founded by David Mikkelson in 1995 as an expression of his interest in researching urban legends, this website is widely regarded by professionals and laypeople alike as one of the Web’s essential resources for checking the truth of information being circulated.