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The databases below link to information in encyclopedias and other reference sources available online. These sources are similiar to Wikipedia, but contain information that is credible, reliable and accurate.
Benefits of Background Information
- Words or phrases that are specific to your topic
- Major ideas related to your topic
- e, the when)People places, time periods that are relevant to your topic
- Additional readings on your topic
- Information thats answers basic information on your topic (the who, the what, the where)
Databases for Background Information
Full-text dictionaries, bilingual dictionaries, thesauri, encyclopedias, quotations and atlases, plus a wide range of subject-specific titles.
A collection of full-text encyclopedias and handbooks on a variety of subjects.
Opposing Viewpoints In Context
Covers current social issues. Includes viewpoint articles, topic overviews, statistics, primary documents, links to websites, and full-text magazine and newspaper articles.