ESL: General Research Guide: Background Info

English as a Second Language (ESL): General Research Guide
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Why Background Information?

Background information will help you:

  • Learn more about a subject quickly.
  • Find keywords, names, events, etc. associated with your topic.
  • Determine whether your topic is too narrow or too broad.
  • Find potential articles & books in bibliographies.

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Find a brief definition of your topic using the Library's online dictionaries and encyclopedias.

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