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Accessing Databases


Accessing Databases

To access any of Cañada Library's Databases, like Opposing Viewpoints, you will need go to the library's homepage and select the Articles tab. Once selected, click on the database name you would like to access from the Browse Databases From A-Z pull down menu

From off campus, you will need to enter your library card number and sometimes your 4-Digit Pin (the last 4 digits of your phone number) or your last name:


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Accessing Databases



Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center Database

Opposing Viewpoints Resource Center focuses on controversial issues; overviews; conflicting viewpoints; articles are mainly from popular sources. In this database you will find:

  • Viewpoint articles
  • Topic overviews
  • Statistics
  • Biographies
  • Primary documents
  • Images and podcasts
  • Court cases
  • Profiles of agencies and groups
  • Academic journal articles
  • Newspaper and magazine articles
  • Links to relevant/reviewed websites
  • A Merriam-Webster Collegiate dictionary

View the tutorial on how to conduct a search in this database here!