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Introduction to Library Research: Background Information

New to the library? This guide will introduce you to the process of doing college library research.

Use these library resources to gather background information and to learn more about a topic. While reading, pay attention to the terms used in relation to your topic and collect these terms to use later in your searching. 

Background Information - Library Databases

Search your broad topic in these databases to find specialized encyclopedia articles. Identify sub-topics and particular aspects of the topic that interest you. 

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