SOPA Protests Impact Some Online Resources

Jan. 18, 2012

Due to online protest against two bills in the U. S. Congress (known as SOPA and PIPA) some commonly used resources for news and research may be unavailable on January 18, 2012.

The Baylor University Libraries created a resource page to help you find a number of alternative online research resources: http://researchguides.baylor.edu/notwikipedia.

Mashable.com is also providing two resources that may be helpful during the online protest. The first is a list of sites participating in the protest:

http://mashable.com/2012/01/17/sopa-companies-dark-list/

The second is an article listing ways to still access Wikipedia, which is arguably the most popular online resources participating in today's blackout: http://mashable.com/2012/01/18/wikipedia-access-blackout/

If you need assistance accessing a news or information resource during today's SOPA/PIPA online protests, please contact the helpful staff at the Baylor University Libraries using one of the many media we provide for you to connect with us: http://www.baylor.edu/lib/ask