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Journalism

Why Background Information?

Encyclopedias, dictionaries, and other resources to help you discover basic information—names, dates, definitions, summaries, etc.  These are good places to start when narrowing or choosing your topic, and when beginning research on an unfamiliar subject.

General

Journalism reference works

Biography

Businesses & organizations

Countries

Maps

Background Information in the Library Catalog

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