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Explore library and Internet resources and searching tips for when you're researching a topic that is current and/or controversial.

Find background information

Encyclopedias and dictionaries are the perfect place to search when:

  • You're just getting started with your research and need help brainstorming a topic.
  • You picked a topic but need help finding a focus to narrow it down.
  • You need basic facts (who, what, when, where) and summary information about your topic to get started.

Tips for searching two of the most popular encyclopedia and dictionary databases are in the videos below.

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