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ENG 1320: Ilersich: Background Information

Getting Started

Gathering background information, getting a general overview, and building context for your topic are some of the first steps to doing research. You may also pick up related terms, concepts, and synonyms you can use in your searching.

Some good places to look for background information are:

  • Encyclopedias
  • Basic books (handbooks, directories, etc.)
  • Web sites
  • Newspapers
  • Magazines