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I want to learn more about a possible topic
Before beginning more in-depth research, it's often helpful to get an overview of your topic through background research. This can help you develop a more effective research question and brainstorm better search terms.
- Your professor can provide advice about the topic and how to frame it.
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- Subject Guides and other reference resources can help you develop your topic and identify key search terms. They contain short topic overviews and scholarly references.
- Browse through recent tables of contents for ideas and background information on possible topics. You can browse eJournals by subject.
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