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ENGL111-Composition: Background Research

Research Database for Background Information

Use any of the following database to retrieve background information about your topic or subject.

CQ Researcher - Presents full-text articles on current social, political, economic, and international issues.


Learning About A Topic

Conduct background research using subject or specialized encyclopedias to learn more about your topic or research.

This will acquaint you with terms or words used by scholars or researchers.

Subject or specialized encyclopedias provide basic information and sometimes articles written by recognized scholars along with bibliographies on the topic.