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Watch this video to learn how to quickly skim an Academic Article.
Tips on Skimming articles
- Form your Group
- Select a topic you want to know about
- Look for background information in URSearch or the Online Encyclopedias
- Think about other keywords that can be used to describe the topic
Schedule an appointment with a librarian using the link in the Get Help section.
We will walk your group through your project and help you find sources and get your sources in to the proper citation style for your final project.
Background Information tools
Try one of these authorative encyclopedias to learn more about your topic or social movement.
Britannica Online This link opens in a new window
Funk & Wagnalls New World Encyclopedia This link opens in a new window
Over 25,000 encyclopedic entries.
World Book This link opens in a new window
Based on the World Book encyclopedia, this web site serves as a gateway to its various dictionaries, atlases, encyclopedias, images, maps, videos, timelines, current news, links to external articles, and more.