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  • 1. Features of Points of View How to Get to Points of View This database provides a comprehensive  Go to the library’s website: U. Grant Miller help center, with tutorials and text Library instructions for how to use the database.  Click on “Databases” in the gray Quick Click on the “Help” link in the upper right Links box. corner. Help Guide Points of You can print, email, save, or export the documents. Use the links at the top of the citation record. View  Scroll down and click on “Points of View Reference Center” in red. Points of View is a database that provides There’s also a text-to-speech feature, access to controversial where you can listen to someone read essays on multiple sides to the document to you. You can select the accent (American, current issues. These British, or Australian) and the speed essays can be used for (slow, medium, or fast). debates, position papers, You can also download an MP3 file of developing arguments, and the text-to-speech reading.  This opens a new tab or window. Click on honing critical thinking “Points of View.” skills. It also provides access to other documents related to controversial issues, like images, Click on the “Find More Like This” link at transcripts, videos, and the top of the citation record to get a list of documents that have similar subjects newspapers. to the document you’re viewing. Washington & Jefferson College
  • 2. How to Use Points of View  There are two search options: basic and Results advanced. There are both browse features and search  The basic search form appears on the  The results are divided by document type. features to navigate through this database. homepage. Use this for a Google-style These include Points of View, Periodicals, You can browse by category or view all search and type in your search terms. Newspapers, Biographies, Primary topics from the homepage. Source Documents, Images, Videos, Radio & TV News Transcripts, and Books.  Click on the tabs to see the results for a specific document type. Type any search terms here  Click on a title in blue to see a more detailedClick on the tab to seecategories or topics description of the document.  To get to the advanced search form, click on “Advanced Search” at the top of the page. Clicking on a category will show a list of sub-categories.  The detailed citation record includes information like author(s), source, document  With advanced search, you can limit by type, subject and geographic terms, document type, full text, publication type, abstract, and more.  Scroll down or click on the link at the top of reading level, peer reviewed, and more. the page to access the full text document. The “View All Topics” tab shows a list of all categories and sub-categories in the database.