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Image of two hands pulling a rope. Writing states: "Gale: A Cengage Company. PRO OR CON? Understand - and be able to argue - both sides of an issue with the in-depth resources from "Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints". Dig In".

Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints explores opposing sides of the most important issues and is designed to empower learners to develop information literacy and critical thinking skills.

Find credible sources for both sides of social and political issues. Global warming, the minimum wage, the effects of junk food—there’s no shortage of debatable topics in the national conversation. Finding the most trustworthy information and insights can bolster any side of an issue, but it can also be time consuming. With over 20,000 pro/con viewpoints, approximately 19,000 reference articles, interactive maps, infographics, and more, users will be prepared to argue any side of the issue.

While some content is geared toward high school students, this resource is helpful to users of all ages.

Visit OR click “DIG IN” on the image above.
• Enter your RFL issued library card barcode number. It should start with 22299…
No library card needed when using the database on RFL computers or while using the “Bristol Public” wi-fi inside the library.
• Begin learning!

If you have a library card from another town and would like access to this resource, we encourage you to get an updated card at our Main Circulation Desk. Updated cards cost $1.

If you do not have a library card from Rogers Free Library, apply at and select Bristol as your home library.

You are eligible for a Rogers Free Library card, even if you live in Warren! Just apply online or come into the library to start using Opposing Viewpoints.

Please download the below file for Instructions.

You can also click the “HELP” button at the bottom of every Opposing Viewpoints page for a pop-up box that includes help articles relevant to the page you are navigating.

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