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AISS Summer Bridge Program

Library Survival Skills for Freshmen.

What's background information?

Fiinding background information is important if you do not know about subject or need ideas on how to approach your subject. Using library sources will also provide a reliable background information.

Background information includes:

  • Overviews

  • Definitions

  • Key issues

  • Subject authorities

  • Major dates and events

  • Search/vocabulary terms

Types of background information:

  • Encyclopedias

  • Dictionaries


Databases containing background information