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How do I find background information for my research?


For help finding background information on a topic, please visit our LibGuides and find your discipline/concentration. 

Most LibGuides will have a "Background Info" tab, which should give you some ideas of Reference sources about your topic. These sources might be handbooks or encyclopedias to give you some background about the topic and help you come up with better search keywords. For example, in the History LibGuide below, there are links to electronic versions of handbooks, bibliographies, and other sources that could help you start to research your topic. 

History LibGuide Background Info page


If you need more help with finding background information or any other research, please visit the Information Desk or see our Get Help page for more contact options.

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