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ENG 100 - Summary Assignment (Whig)

2. Choose Your Article

To begin your assignment, you will need to find an article in the Gale in Context: Opposing Viewpoints Database. The link below will take you into the database.

Explore Your Topic

Once you get into the Database, you have some options. If you know which topic you are interested in you can search for that topic in the search box, or you can browse for an issue under Browse Issues

Browse Subjects in Opposing Viewpoints with a red box around it and a red arrow pointing to it.


After your search...

Once you click on a topic, you will find an overview or description of your topic. You can click on View More to read the full description of your topic. It is important to look at the View More section because it is possible that you may choose a topic you don't know a lot about. You want to make sure that you have a basic understanding of what the topic is about to make sure you understand what the article you pick is talking about.

After you look at your overview, you will find different categories of sources for you to choose from. Here is a brief description of some of the sources:

  • Featured Viewpoints/Viewpoints: Someone's opinion
  • Academic Journals: Highly reliable sources with articles that are peer-reviewed (future research papers in other courses will have you explore these types of sources).
  • Primary Sources: Personal or direct account/evidence about a topic.
  • Reference: An encyclopedia overview of a topic.
  • Biographies: Detailed description of or from a person's life.
  • Magazines: Articles that have appeared in various magazines (often easy to read).