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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.
Encyclopedia of Microbiology
Encyclopedia of Microbiology by
Call Number: eBook
Publication Date: 2019-08-14
Gathers both basic and applied dimensions in this dynamic field that includes virtually all environments on Earth.
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