Opposing Viewpoints


There are two library catalogs you have access to with your library card.

  • BELS– the school library catalog offers materials available from the Park Ridge school library and 38 other school libraries.
  • BCCLS – the public library catalog offers materials from the Park Ridge Public library and 77 other public libraries.


Databases are a valuable resource you should be using when writing a research paper. The following will be useful for this project:

  • ABC-CLIO – Issues
  • EBSCO – Points of View, EBSCOhost
  • Gale – Opposing Viewpoints and Gale Virtual Reference

See tutorials for database searching techniques.


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