If you can't find an encyclopedia, dictionary or textbook article on your topic, try using broader keywords or ask us for help.
For example, if your topic is Global Warming, consider searching for an encyclopedia on the environment.
Background information can be found in:
These sources are often listed on the Find Books tab of our research guides. You can browse a complete list of the Libraries' guides by visiting the Research Guides homepage.
Once you have identified some key terminology, the next step is to find background information on your topic. Background research serves many purposes.
This research tool indexes the contents of the entire reference collection, both print and electronic.
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