Michael Dodes is an active member of the library community. Among other positions, he serves on the Advisory Committee of the American Library Association’s Office of Information Technology. In his current day job, Michael is a Library Information Specialist at A. Philip Randolph Campus High School (APRCHS) in Manhattan, New York. When students and instructors head to the library, Michael helps them get the most out of available resources—and one he often recommends for its quality and accessibility is the Opposing Viewpoints in Context (OVIC) from Gale.
OVIC provides students with quick and convenient access to resources that assist them in researching and preparing writing assignments and other projects. They also become more
information literate by learning to recognize high-quality resources and developing the online search skills that they will need to succeed in college. Citation tools ensure that
students document sources correctly while driving home the importance of accurate documentation. And, Viewpoint pro-and-con essays promote critical thinking.
What’s more, instructors save time designing research projects with OVIC’s easy-to-use search and navigation tools, comprehensive coverage of social issues, variety of content formats, and reputable sources.
Read more about the successful use of OVIC at A. Philip Randolph Campus High School in the following success story.