Finding background information at the beginning of your research is important if you are not an expert in the subject area or not sure from what angle to approach your topic. Background information can provide:
Spend a little time searching in the resources on this page and you'll be better prepared to find pertinent scholarly articles and write a convincing argument.
These online "quick reference" resources are useful for assistance with fact checking, spelling and grammar, and background information on various topics. For in-depth and specialty resources, periodical indexes, and academic journals, please search our library catalog for our print collection, and our research databases for a broad range of scholarly and popular sources.