Tyler Hitchcock is a Government and Economics major at Central Michigan University — with plans to get a Master’s in Public Administration and a goal of working for the Michigan Department of State — and he works full time. Tyler attends school in the evenings, taking classes both online and on campus. To save time when he works on papers and research projects, his primary “go
to” resource is Gale’s Opposing Viewpoints in Context (OVIC).
OVIC delivers curriculum-aligned reference content, including more than 10,000 topic overviews and 13,000+ pro/con viewpoints as well videos, podcasts, maps, and expert-chosen full-text articles. OVIC’s comprehensiveness and ease of use are good matches for Tyler’s busy schedule. Tyler appreciates that OVIC’s search features streamline his efforts.
In addition to supporting Tyler in his coursework, OVIC’s informed and diverse viewpoints engage him in thinking critically. He notes: “Just reading the abstracts of the first results sparks analysis of how various authors view the issue, encourages you to draw your own conclusions, and gets you thinking about how to integrate different perspectives into a cohesive paper.”