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- Look in reference sources for background information
- Use news resources to find current and historical newspaper articles about a person or your topic
The more you know...
- Knowing basics about your topic (names of people involved, dates, etc.) is helpful before you begin researching.
- If you don't have any background information, try using reference sources for some basics.
- This can also help you think of other keywords or synonyms to use in searches.
- Research the specific people (if any) involved in the topic as well as the topic itself.
- Did they perhaps write something about it? Search for them as an author.
- If you find one article or book, but need more, consult the bibliography for sources.
- Many databases have a find more like this link in the articles, use it to see more articles related to the topic.