How to the find evidence you need
to tell stories of nonviolent action
Sarah Elichko // Social Sciences & Data Librarian // 02/01/19
Goals for this session:
- Learn about useful research resources (besides Google) that you may not be familiar with
- Practice some techniques for searching these resources more efficiently and effectively
- Know where to turn if you get stuck with your research
Sometime in the mid-1990s, a group of workers at a large mushroom farm in Kennett Square (PA) unionized.
1. Identify what you know + what you need to find out.
Sometime in the mid-1990s,
a group of workers at a large mushroom farm in Kennett Square (PA) unionized.
Mushroom farm workers
Need: Union name
Need: Earlier organization names
Need: Names of organizers, leaders
Need: specific dates
Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Need: Farm name
Need: Look up the county
Need: Nearest major city, region
2. Use this info to identify some possible research directions.
Articles & Books
*Currently live and/or archived versions
Find suggestions + links on the library research guide for this course: PEAC 71
3. Start searching
Access World News / Newsbank
Filter your results by:
- Article Type
4. Keep track of what you learn as you go.
Make a timeline as soon as you can, and fill it in as you go.
Create a list of people and organizations. (Annotate this list)
Always (always!) label your links.
Provide context in case the link breaks.
PEAC 71B: Global Nonviolent Action Database
By Swarthmore Reference