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Prof. Schwartz - English 101 - Rites of Passage - Fall 2017: Getting Started - Background Information and Narrowing your focus

Reference Databases for Background Information

What can you gain from background research?

  • Words or phrases that are specific to your topic.
  • Major ideas related to your topic
  • People places, time periods that are relevant to your topic
  • Additional readings on your topic
  • Information thats answers basic information on your topic (the who, the what, the where, the when)

Dont have rites of passage? check these entries and books from GVRL on Rites of Passage

Rites of Passage from Encyclopedia of Religion

"Initiation and Rites of Passage"
from the Berkshire Encyclopedia of World History

"Rites of Passage" from Macmillan Encyclopedia of Death and Dying.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of Religious Practices

Contemporary American Religion