This is a collection of encyclopedias and is a great place to look for basic background info about your topic. It is also a good place to find ways to narrow down your topic. For example, "climate change" is a pretty big topic. If you look up "climate change" in this database, you can find different aspects of climate change to help narrow.
While you may not cite Wikipedia in your paper, this is a really helpful way to get a general sense of your topic. It may also give you ideas about how to narrow your topic. Keep a lookout for keywords you can bring back to the library databases to help you search.
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