IPSWICH, Mass.–March 6, 2007–As today´s students require a source of balanced information pertaining to a growing array of current social and political issues, EBSCO Publishing is pleased to make available Points of View Reference Center(TM).

Designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of a wide range of controversial subjects, Points of View Reference Center features a series of full-text essays representing opposing viewpoints on a variety of important issues. Students can use this resource as a guide to debate, developing arguments, writing position papers, and for development of critical thinking skills. Points of View Reference Center provides full-text content pertaining to hundreds of topics, each with an overview (objective background/description), point (affirmative argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). Topics covered include: affirmative action, cloning, DNA profiling, HIV/AIDS status disclosure, immigration, Iraq, Israel & the Palestinians, Katrina and FEMA response, nuclear proliferation, separation of church and state, standardized testing, stem cell research, tax cuts, voting machines, and many more.

Points of View Reference Center contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including 600 main essays, leading political magazines from both sides of the aisle, newspapers, radio & TV news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books. The database also offers guides pertaining to debate, developing arguments, and writing position papers. Points of View Reference Center provides the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues, and develop analytical thinking skills.

For more information on Points of View Reference Center, please visit www.ebscohost.com/pov.

About EBSCO

EBSCO Publishing is the world´s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of more than 200 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company´s product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search(TM), Business Source®, CINAHL®, DynaMed(TM), Literary Reference Center(TM), MasterFILE(TM), NoveList®, SocINDEX(TM) and SPORTDiscus(TM) as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database(TM), EconLit, MEDLINE®, MLA International Bibliography, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world. For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at: www.ebscohost.com, or contact: information@ebscohost.com. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.

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