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Key Search Terms for researching nonviolence

  • Civil disobedience
  • Non-violence
  • Peaceful protest

You can also search by names of people associated with nonviolence, such as:

  • Gandhi
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Cesar Chavez

Key Search Terms for researching violent protest

  • Violent protest
  • Violent uprising
  • Riots

You can also search by names of people or groups associated with violent protests, such as:

  • Rodney King
  • Michael Brown / Darren Wilson
  • Irish Republican Army

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Citation Styles

Your instructor should tell you which citation style he or she wants you to use. Click on the appropriate link below to learn how to format your paper and cite your sources according to a particular style.

Background reading on nonviolent and violent protests

The following links are to background, or overview, articles. Click on the link below to access the Gale Virtual Reference Library and use the search terms in the boxes in the left hand column to find articles, or click directly on the specific article titles below. If you're off campus, you'll need to sign in with your W# (without the W) and 6-digit birth date to access the database.

Find focused information in library databases

All of these resources are free for MJC students, faculty, & staff.

Search using the Key Search Words in the left hand column of this guide, or use words more specific to your topic.

If you're working from off campus, you'll need to sign in. Once you click on the name of a database, simply enter your student ID (without the W) and your six-digit birth date. 

General databases:

Specialized databases:

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Bystander effect

Search terms

Use these terms for researching the bystander effect:

  • bystander affect
  • bystanders
  • apathy
  • altruism
  • Kitty Genovese

Background information

Use the search terms on the left to find overview articles in the Gale Virtual Reference Library, or try one of the articles linked to below.