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ENGL 105 - The Activist: Searching books and articles

Essay Requirement

Find quotes from Hope that define and describe activism, the role of activists, the effects of activism, etc., and use these throughout your essay, including beginning with the Introduction paragraph.

Explain clearly and thoroughly who is the activist and what is at least one movement or cause they are associated with. Give background/context on both the activist and the cause or movement they have started or they are associated with.

Also: What is the argument put forth by the activist? What evidence supports their argument?

AND What are some of the strategies used by this activist? i.e. rhetorical, media, speech, essays/writing, marches, and how effective are these? What has been the effect of this movement on society? Culture? Politics? Etc. 

4-6 pages, 3 Sources minimum

1 Hope in the Dark

1 Scholarly/Academic Journal/Article from the Library Database

1 Reputable Web Source/Website using the criteria taught to you in class.


OneSearch (To log into our databases off-campus you'll need to use your email or Canvas login.)
Search most of Skyline Library's article databases and book catalog to find a wide range of articles from academic journals, popular magazines, newspapers and reference sources, e-books & other documents, plus print books available in the library.

To search for more than one "concept", click on Advanced Search below the Search box. In each search box, type the search words for a separate concept.

- Type an OR between synonymous or related words for the same concept. 
- Use quote marks (“ ”) around search phrases (multiple words that should be searched together), e.g. “climate change”
Use an * to search for multiple words from the same root, e.g. activis* will find articles with the words: activist, activists, and activism.

For example:

"climate change" OR  "environmental justice"

movement OR activis* 

  • Click the “Search” button to begin a search
  • When the results page is displayed, click on an article title to see detailed information and a summary of the article.
  • To see the full-text of an article, click on View Online 

Books in the Library Catalog