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Points of View Reference Center is a full-text database that provides essays presenting multiple sides of a current issue. Each topic has an overview, point/counterpoint argument, and a Critical Thinking Guide. Example topics include: affirmative action, cloning, DNA profiling, HIV/AIDS status disclosure, immigration, Israel and the Palestinians, nuclear proliferation, separation of church and state, standardized testing, stem cell research, tax cuts, and many others
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