Getting Started: Find Background Information
Background information gives you an understanding of what is known about topic so that you can do your journal research more effectively. Here's how...
- search your textbooks or other books for topics (or parts of topics) that interest you
- research the parts of your topics individually using reference materials (try using Credo Reference for dictionaries, encyclopedias, etc.),
- search your main ideas/topics on appropriate professional websites (see next page),
- and be sure to stay on the lookout for other useful keywords and technical terminology for searching!