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Background Information

This guide will provide information for students seeking background information .

Welcome to the Background Information Guide!

This guide will introduce you to sources that you can use for background information.

Background information is the foundational information you must know to create a research question or topic. Background information gives you an overview of basic ideas or concepts related to your topic. It also introduces you to the academic language that experts may use to describe your topic. 

Start with these Databases for Background Information

What is Background Information?

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