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ENGL 1001: English Composition (UCBA)

Starting point for ENGL 1001 research assignments.

Why Do I Need Background Information?

Before you start searching for sources, it helps to get some familiarity with your research topic. Background information helps you in several ways:

  • Narrow and focus your research question 
  • Provide keywords and phrases related to the topic

Background information can sometimes be gathered via googling the topic. However, subject encyclopedias are a great way to get some background information and they're typically written by experts in the field. Note: always check with your professor to see if this source type is permitted for the assignment.

Resources for Background Information

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