AISS Summer Bridge Program

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