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Global Issues in ContextGale databases use geolocation for authentication, you do not need a password if you use the DHS library portal.
In Context: Opposing ViewpointsOpposing Viewpoints 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 solution features continuously updated viewpoints, topic overviews, full-text magazines, academic journals, news articles, primary source documents, statistics, images, videos, audio files and links to vetted websites organized into a user-friendly portal experience.
Gale databases use geolocation for authentication, you do not need a password if you use the DHS library portal.
This resource helps users investigate controversial topics by framing thoughtful questions, revealing the background story behind the issues and providing scholars' perspectives and analyses, allowing students to formulate educated opinions on hotly debated "gray area" subjects.
The Perspectives sections provide tools to conduct historical inquiry lessons focused on compelling questions such as "Is Barbie psychologically harmful to young girls?"; "Do violent video games have harmful effects on players?"; and "Is the death penalty constitutional?"
A wide variety of primary sources provides context for the issues, including such documents as the Clean Air Act (1963) and the Copenhagen Accord (2009) and more than 4,000 images and audio and visual files, including interviews with LGBT veterans describing their experiences under "Don't Ask, Don't Tell".