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UC 201: Find Background Info


Using Handbooks and Encyclopedias is a great way to understand the nature of an issue before you begin looking for research on the topic. It is easy to approach a topic with our own personal biases and therefore reject good sources that "don't say what we want them to."  That is not a good scholarship practice.


These select sources with help give you background information on the issue/ topic as a whole and understand how topics fit together.

Background Information Tools