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Background Information

Module Two: Getting Ready for Research

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Gathering background information has important uses. It can help you estimate if the amount of material available on your chosen topic is sufficient. You may also pick up related terms, concepts, and synonyms you can use in your searching. Some good places to look for background information are:

background info

  • Encyclopedias
  • Basic books (handbooks, possibly textbooks)
  • Web sites
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines





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