Points of View

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PointsOfView.jpgI attended a Minitex webinar on Points of View Reference Center (http://www.lib.umn.edu/indexes/moreinfo?id=16002). It is an ebsco product and brings together "an overview (objective background/description), point (argument),counterpoint (opposing argument), and Critical Thinking Guide" to common "paper topics."

I wonder if there is a way to bring together this and CQ Researcher to form some sort of "paper topic" page so students could click on a topic and get directly into on of these "reports." Seems like it would be a good place to explore or get background information.

What do you think? Do we need stuff organized by "topic"? Maybe for first year writing?


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At College Library (the undergraduate library at UW-Madison) they do something similar: http://www.college.library.wisc.edu/services/reference_research_help/guides.shtml

This might be a model for us going forward...it could be unique content for the UGVL.

Hi Jon,
Yes, that is exactly what I was thinking of. I go back and use those pages all the time. I am wondering if we should/can create something similar...

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