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Activists and Activism

1963 March on Washington
There are as many types of activists as there are issues--consumer activists, environmentalists, human rights, gay rights, feminists, animal rights, etc. These resources contain links to more information about each issue and their proponents.
History Reference Center
The History Resource Center will be a great start, but be sure to search our other databases for more information--especially our e-Book collection.
See library staff for the password and login.
After searching, use the limiting options on the left to refine your search for Full Text and articles published in the last 3 to 5 years.
Databases
 Search the Catalog  Since the topic activists and activism has so many elements and players, it would be impossible to list all the books BCHS may have in its library collection. Search the catalog for your specific subject or reformer.
We do have a large collection of biographies. Check the catalog by searching for the last name of your chosen reformer or browse the biography section (the 921's) at the back of the library. This area of the library is shelved by the last name of the person the book is about.
We also have several books on activism or activists in general. Such a search will turn up books on Gay Rights, Environmentalism, Social Justice, etc.
Jefferson County Public Library
Go to the Research tab >
     Research Databases A-Z List >
             By Subjects >              
                    Choose History or Current Affairs to find databases for your project.
You will need a library card to access these resources.
If you don't have one, visit our Other Libraries page for more information.
 World Wide WebWWW Activism--a collection of TED Talks on the topic of activism.
CivilRights.org--this site dedicated to providing current civil rights news and information.
Human Rights Watch--Human rights news from around the world.
Youth for Human Rights--informative site with lists of national and international activists. Video heavy, don't use if you have a slow connection.
Bing--use RELATED SEARCHES to help refine your search--be careful, many of your results for a general search for activists will need to be carefully evaluated.
Wikipedia--use See Also, References and External Links to validate the information
you find here. See Wikipedia Vandalism for cautionary tales.
Other Libraries
 Use local, state and national libraries to do your research. You can have books from all over the state sent to your local branch for check out!
Writing Resources
This page gives you access to citation makers, style guides and our  Web Site Evaluation Checklist.
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