Skip to main content

Literature: Background Research

Resources for Literature-Based English Courses

Search Everything

Subject-Specific Reference Books

Literary Reference Sources

Why Conduct Background Research?

To gain familiarity with your topic.

To narrow your topic by finding specific aspects on which to focus.

To provide historical and social context.

To identify experts related to the topic.

Background Research Tips


  • Burns Hall 1304
    1 College Drive, Bentonville, AR 72712
  • Call: 479-619-4244 | Text: 479-802-0570
  • About Us
  • Check us out on Facebook Watch us on YouTubeEmail Us