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


“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.

What is Civil Disobedience?

"Refusal to obey a law as a result of moral objections, especially through passive resistance."

American Heritage Dictionary

Your Assignment

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

This guide is a customized resource for this assignment.

Your assignment is to write a persuasive research paper on Civil Disobedience that answers the question, "Is it ever permissible to break the law"

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

Citing your sources is an essential component of any research assignment. Therefore, your essay should include parenthetical (in-text) citations and a Works Cited page using MLA 9 style formatting.

If you have any questions about research and citations, don't hesitate to get in touch with 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

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