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Prof. Rubenstein - Eng. 101 - SPRING 2022 CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE: Home


Welcome! This research guide was created for students in Dr. Rubenstein's SPRING 2022 Eng. 101 class.

This guide is a customized resource for this assignment.

Your assignment is to write a persuasive research paper on the topic of Civil Disobedience that answers the question, "Is it ever permissible to break the law”? (Or a related question)

You are to find 5 scholarly sources and integrate them into the text of your paperA scholarly source contains commentary and analysis about a topic.

Citing your sources correctly is an essential component of any research assignment. Therefore, your essay should include parenthetical (in-text) citations and a Works Cited page using MLA 8 style formatting.

If you have any questions about research and citations, please feel free to contact me at

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What's in This Guide

The resources on these pages will help you:

  • Formulate a search strategy on your topic
  • Find scholarly articles in the library databases
  • Find books and eBooks in the library catalog
  • Evaluate the sources you have found
  • Cite your sources properly to avoid plagiarism
  • Get additional help


“Sit-In.” Oklahoma, 1958. “White customers look over a railing at black protesters gathered for a sit-in at Brown's Basement Luncheonette. Getty Images. Accessed 23 June 2021.


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