Background / Reference Sources

Reference sources (also called background sources or background information) are helpful when beginning the research process. They can give you a working knowledge of the subject area and introduce you to important names, facts, issues, and other concepts related to your topic. These key terms will come in handy when you begin searching databases for secondary source literature.

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