Finding Background Information
What about background Information?
Background information can help you prepare for further research by explaining issues related to your topic, especially when you're investigating a field that's unfamiliar to you. It can help you frame your topic and lead you to a thesis statement.
Check for background information in dictionaries, handbooks, and encyclopedias.
Start thinking in broad terms, then narrow down your topic.
Collect keywords or important terms, concepts and author names to use when searching databases.
Look at bibliographies in your collected sources to guide you to other sources of information (books, articles, etc.)
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