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Prof. Fidel SPRING 2021; Eng. 102: Background Information

Why Do Background Research?

When you do background research you can find:

  • Words or phrases that are specific to your topic.
  • Information that answers basic information on your topic. 
  • Major ideas related to your topic.
  • People, places, time periods that are relevant to your topic.
  • Additional readings on your topic.

Databases for Background Research

Suggested Encyclopedias from Gale EBooks