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Research Resources: Where can I find it?

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General Overviews of a Topic

Before you begin your research, you should get some background information about your topic, understand the vocabulary and terms used in relationship to your topic, and identify any issues or controversies associated with your topic.

Primary Sources

A primary source is a document, speech, or other sort of evidence written, created or otherwise produced during the time under study. Primary sources offer an inside view of a particular event.

Articles from Journals and Magazines

Go to the library home page, and select the Article Databases tab to access the library databases to search for articles in journal and magazines. use the Subject drop down menu to help you select the right database for your topic.

or select a library subject guide to see the librarian's suggestions for subject databases.


Use one of these resources to access biographical information.

How to Use an Article Database

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