1984 resources



    www.studentsfororwell.org– satirically celebrates the rise of BB in the USA today

    www.firstamendmentcenter.org– works to educate people about 1st Amendment rights and developments in cases pertaining to these rights.  Check out the “About this site” info at the bottom of the home page.  Access dozens of links through the tabs which take you to sections for each of the five rights.
    www.thememoryhole.org– Collects full text of articles, pictures, reports and web pages that have been censored or removed after posting.  Ignore his Twitter link; do check out the Wiki page explaining this site.  UPDATE 6/10: this page may be gone; it has not worked lately.  You can read about it at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Memory_Hole_(web_site) and look at some of its materials at http://wayback.archive-it.org/924/*/http://thememoryhole.org/.
    www.freedomforum.org– Dedicated to free speech, free press and free spirit in the USA.  Offers lots of information; especially useful for links to current news articles about American rights.
    www.projectcensored.org– Excellent site maintained by the people who put out the annual book of censored stories and related essays about censorship issues.  You can access the annual list of Top 25 Censored Stories dating back for many years, as well as various articles and commentaries.
    www.orwelltoday.com– Jura set up this site in 2001, and updates it, too.  She compares Orwell's 1984 to the real world.  Dozens of links.
    www.ccrjustice.org– The Center for Constitutional Rights maintains this site, and is "dedicated to advancing and protecting the rights guaranteed by the United States Constitution and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights."  The home page highlights current events at the top.  On 6/10/11, these articles include the Wiki-leaks scandal and discussion of closing Guantanamo; on 5/23/13, they are about drones being used to kill American citizens, and the closing of Guantanamo.
    www.openthegovernment.org– This site is dedicated to encouraging fewer government secrets and more government honesty, so that people can have access to information and records.  If you want to use their site, read this explanation of FOIA first so you know what they are talking about: http://www.openthegovernment.org/focus_issues/improving_access
    www.religioustolerance.org– This site seeks to educate people about all religions - no kidding!  If you scroll down the home page a bit, you will find a list of "High Profile Topics" that link to articles about freedom of religion issues.
    www.theindependentinstitute.org– This was a new find in 2010.
    Looking for more articles from reliable news sources? 
    Use the databases the school pays for!  From the school's homepage, go to the media center's list of databases.  I especially recomment EBSCO - it collects thousands upon thousands of articles.  You'll need to put in "montyhs" and the "cougar" password, and then ask for MHS databases.  Next, choose which databases you want to search; I recommend Masterfile, Newspaper source, and Eric.  When the search window comes up, be sure to click the "FULL TEXT" box so you only get full articles (and not just citations). 
    Need help with citations and the Works Cited page
    Learn how to do this properly by using Purdue University's incredibly helpful - and properly updated - Owl site.  You can click here and use the tabs on the left to find the specific information you need.

Last Modified on April 5, 2017