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 http://www.washjeff.edu/library 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
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.