Research Paper (ENG 102/Bailey-Kirby): 2. Find Background Information

What will I use background information for?

Background information refers to reference materials - mainly encyclopedia and dictionary articles.

You use these to find basic, background information on a topic. You will not always use these when doing college-level research, but they can be helpful if you don't know much about your topic to begin with.

 

Where do I search for background information?

How do I search for background information?