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EBSCO Publishing Introduces Australia and New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre™

~ Australia and New Zealand Researchers Now Able to Find Information on Current Issues Relevant to Their Countries ~

IPSWICH, Mass. — June 25, 2010 — Researchers and students looking for information on current social and political issues relating to Australia and New Zealand now have a resource available to them that is dedicated to these needs. EBSCO Publishing (EBSCO) has released Australia and New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre™. This new resource is designed to assist researchers in understanding the full scope of a wide range of controversial subjects and features a series of full-text essays representing opposing viewpoints on a variety of important issues.

The resources in Australia and New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre are designed to provide additional information about a debate topic; allowing researchers to build their arguments using the most current material available and back it up with information gleaned from high-quality resources. The goal is to provide the basis from which students can realize and develop persuasive arguments and essays, better understand controversial issues and develop analytical thinking skills.

The database provides 100 topics each with an overview (objective background/description), point (argument) and counterpoint (opposing argument). For every topic, Australia and New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre offers a Guide to Critical Analysis, which helps the reader evaluate the controversial topics and enhances their ability to read critically, develop their own perspective on the issues & write or debate an effective argument on the topic.

Australia and New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre contains a balance of materials from all viewpoints, including 400 main essays, leading political magazines from all sides of the political spectrum, newspapers, radio & T.V. news transcripts, primary source documents and reference books.

Topics in Australia and New Zealand Points of View Reference Centre include:

• Climate Change
• Renewable Energy
• Gay Marriage
• Abortion
• Animal Experimentation
• Green Consumerism
• Freedom of Speech
• Nuclear Energy
• Population Growth
• Worldwide Oil Supplies
• Cloning
• Stem Cell Research
• Services for Indigenous Peoples
• Globalization

EBSCO also offers, Australia/New Zealand Reference Centre™ , a database specifically designed for researchers from Australia and New Zealand.

About EBSCO Publishing
EBSCO Publishing is the world’s premier database aggregator, offering a suite of over 300 full-text and secondary research databases. Through a library of tens of thousands of full-text journals, magazines, books, monographs, reports and various other publication types from renowned publishers, EBSCO serves the content needs of all researchers (Academic, Medical, K-12, Public Library, Corporate, Government, etc.). The company’s product lines include proprietary databases such as Academic Search™, Business Source®, CINAHL®, DynaMed™, Literary Reference Center™, MasterFILE™, NoveList®, SocINDEX™ and SPORTDiscus™ as well as dozens of leading licensed databases such as ATLA Religion Database™, EconLit, INSPEC®, MEDLINE®, MLA International Bibliography, The Philosopher’s Index™, PsycARTICLES® and PsycINFO®. Databases are powered by EBSCOhost®, the most-used for-fee electronic resource in libraries around the world.

EBSCO is the provider of EBSCO Discovery Service™ a core collection of locally-indexed metadata creating a unified index of an institution’s resources within a single, customizable search point providing everything the researcher needs in one place—fast, simple access to the library’s full text content, deeper indexing and more full-text searching of more journals and magazines than and other discovery service ( For more information, visit the EBSCO Publishing Web site at:, or contact: [email protected]. EBSCO Publishing is a division of EBSCO Industries Inc., one of the largest privately held companies in the United States.
For more information, please contact:
Kathleen McEvoy
Public Relations Manager
(800) 653-2726 ext. 2594
[email protected]

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