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2. Find Background Information


After you identify your research topic and some keywords that describe it, find and read articles in journals, newspapers, and magazines (periodicals) using our research databases:
Ask a Librarian if you need help figuring out which ones are best

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These articles will help you understand the context (historical, cultural, disciplinary) of your topic. They are the foundation supporting further research.

By using our databases you can yield a surprisingly large number of articles in your topic in a relatively short time.
Ask a Librarian for guidance in navigating our research databases.