Issues and Controversies and Opposing Viewpoints. Access and Usage Amy V. Cummings, Library Media Specialist. Start out on the HVM site. Click the library link on the left. This is the library’s page. Click the link to Hidden Valley High School.
Access and Usage
Amy V. Cummings, Library Media Specialist
Type your topic in the box and click “go.”
As you read the article notice that the search terms you used show up in red. Topics similar to yours that you may want to try can be clicked on the left.
You might want to try this!
Each tab across the top of the screen offers a different kind of resource. The first tab gives viewpoint essays. Let’s take a look at the first one.
This is what a viewpoint essay looks like. It begins with some information about the author of the essay and some points to consider as you read.
Scroll back to the top of the screen to look at the other tabs for other sources of information on the topic. The second tab offers reference books such as Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations.
This is a book!
The seventh tab offers suggested Web sites that you can be sure are reliable. The tabs that show as gray don’t offer information this time, but sometimes they do.
These topics may offer more help.
After clicking “Middle East” from the main screen, we have the same results as if we had typed it in the search box. The related topics are on the left.
If you find magazine, newspaper, reference book, and encyclopedia articles from databases, you should cite them as you would the print versions.
However, in your works cited entry, you must also give credit to the database that you used to find each article.
The databases are not your sources of information. Your sources of information are the articles that the databases helped you find!Just Remember…
Somini, Sengupta. “After New Talks, India Says it May Pull Troops from
Kashmir.” The New York Times. 6 Sept. 2005. Opposing Viewpoints
Resource Center. Hidden Valley Middle School Library, Roanoke. 3 Oct.