The best place to start reading about your topic is with the source article, Orwell's Politics and the English Language. Be sure you understand it thoroughly.
Read the prompt carefully. Mr. Bento has provided several areas to consider as you think about this topic: Language as a Political Manipulation Tool, Redefining Words, Weaponization of Language, Superficial Discourse and Shallow Thinking, Implications for Society. YOU DO NOT NEED TO ADDRESS ALL OF THESE--think about what is most interesting and relevant to you.
There are lots of opinions on this topic. Below are some OPINION pieces to get you thinking. NOTE: these are not unbiased, objective pieces. They are meant to sway you!
With such a broad topic, you'll be more successful finding sources when you break it down into smaller parts. Try these terms in Gale eBooks:
In the larger databases (Gale Databases and EBSCOhost as well as Google and Google Scholar), you can search by combining relevant terms. Try these below:
One of the best places to start a research project is with overview articles from specialized encyclopedias. That's what is in the Gale eBooks database.
Click on the Gale eBooks link below, and try searches using the search words listed in the box above.
Another good source for background information is the database below:
All of these resources are free for MJC students, faculty, & staff.
Search using the Search Words listed in this guide, or use words more specific to your topic.
The databases linked to below are good for general articles as well as Scholarly articles--see the videos in the box below!
Use the videos below to see how easy it is to find academic journal articles in two of our most used databases.
Use EBSCOhost Databases to Find Academic Journal Articles
Searching for Academic Articles in Gale Databases
Use books to read both broad overviews and detailed discussions of your topic.
Search for books in the library catalog using the search words you created, or click on the links provided in the Recommended Books boxes below.
Use these MJC Library Research Guides to learn important research skills:
Overview of the L&LC Website
Using Library Databases
How to Find eBooks in the Library Catalog
How to Work with a Librarian
There are two ways librarians can help you personally with your research.