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2: Background Information

Back to Step 1: Prepare

Encyclopedias:

The library has a wide range of encyclopedias that focus on specific topics. Be sure to check these out in the reference section, near the computers!

We have encyclopedia sets on the following topics:
  • Psychology
  • Ethics
  • Religion & American Culture
  • Christian Civilization
  • Bible
  • Judaism
  • Diversity in Education
  • Global Change
  • Drugs and Alcohol
  • Art
  • Music
  • Latin American History & Culture
  • Pop Culture
  • Archaeology

As you read...

Take notes on key facts, dates, events, and people.

Check the bibliography at the end of encyclopedia and Wikipedia articles. These will give you great resources!

What about Wikipedia?

Wikipedia is a GREAT place to start your research-- but you should never END there!