How do I find background information for my research?
For help finding background information on a topic, please visit our LibGuides and find your discipline/concentration. You can also search by course, under Course Guides, if a librarian has made a LibGuide for your class.
Most LibGuides will have a "Background Info" tab, which should give you some ideas of Reference sources about your topic. For example, the History LibGuide shows a video source on the left, some reference books and encyclopedias about History in the center, and some online reference sources on the right. Background information will help you get more information about your subject, so that you can refine your topic.
If you need more help with finding background information or any other research, please visit the Information Desk or see our Get Help page for more contact options.