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Research Strategy

Gather background research

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1. Gather background research

Start your research with reliable reference sources.

Use encyclopedias (reference sources) to explore:

  • General information
  • Subcategories
  • Keywords / search terms 
  • Vocabulary / terminology
  • Arguments / issues

Tip: Write these down so that you can remember and use them as you continue your research.

Find research sources at the library

You can find e-reference books (electronic reference books) from the Library homepage.

  • Click on Research Databases

  • Click on "All Database Types" and select Reference

A-Z Databases


5 Reasons to Use Reference Sources

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