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Background Research Intro
Once you decide which topic you want to use, it can help to remind yourself about:
- Timeline of the event
- Social norms of the era
- Who was involved or effected
An online collection of of encyclopedias, almanacs, and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research. Use the search box at the top of the screen to search all of the resources or use the subject links on the left-hand side to search specific works in the collection.
- You may not use your background source in your paper, but the information you gather is meant to inform the rest of your research.
- Start keeping a list of search terms, important information, and possible topics, such as:
- What dates did your event occur?
- What locations or areas were effected?
- Who was impacted by the event?
- This information can help you find your primary sources.