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This tutorial will examine how to: 1) Differentiate between background research and in-depth research. 2) Locate useful sources for conducting background research. 3) Utilize background research to help you refine your paper topic.
Research Topic pages provide broad overviews of the topic and include reference works, in-depth articles and graphics to help understand each topic in a wider context and to develop the vocabulary required for further research.
eLibrary®—the user-friendly general reference tool—delivers one of the largest general reference collections of periodical and digital media content designed to support every range of users, including middle and high school students, college-prep and college-level researchers, and professional educators. Educators can even search for resources that correlate to state and national standards, including Common Core State Standards. eLibrary’s updated interface and features make research easy. Researchers will find the answers they need from more than 2090 full-text magazines, newspapers, books, and transcript titles, plus a collection of over 7 million maps, pictures, weblinks, and audio/video files.