If you can't find an encyclopedia, dictionary or textbook article on your topic, try using broader keywords or ask a librarian for help.
For example, if your topic is Global Warming, consider searching for an encyclopedia on the environment.
Purpose of Background Information
It serves many purposes, such as:
How to Find background information
After you have identified the key terminology, Background Information can be found in:
These sources are often listed on the Find Books tab of our subject guides. You can browse a complete list of the Library's guides by visiting the LibGuides homepage.
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