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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.

Reference Books on the Shelf

Reference Books Online

Open Access Resources

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