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Prof. Packer - Eng. 101 - SPRING 2024: Getting Started - Background Information

Why Do Background Research?

​When you do background research you can find:

  • Words or phrases that are specific to your topic.
  • Information that answers basic information on your topic. 
  • Major ideas related to your topic.
  • People, places, time periods that are relevant to your topic.
  • Additional readings on your topic.

Databases for Background Information

Type your keywords in the search bar for a "mind map" of related topics. You can use this feature to get ideas for synonyms to use when searching academic databases.

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