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Get Some Background Information
Get some background information on your topic
Know as much as you can about your topic before diving into scholarly sources. Encyclopedias, magazines and newspapers are great places to start learning about your topic. They can also help you to start thinking about keywords, experts on a topic and find references to articles that you can use to build your search strategies.
Credo Reference is an eyclopedia database that provide you with a great place to start your research. Try a search out below.
In-depth reports and analysis on political and social issues, each covering a single theme and providing solid background information, with regular reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.