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ITG 499 | The Art of Survival

Professor Andrea Walker

Where Should I Begin?

Background information may be found in reference sources--encyclopedias, directories, dictionaries, guides.  Reference sources provide the following types of information:

  • Reliable background information;
  • Statistics;
  • Lengthy overview articles written by subject experts;
  • A list of further readings, normally found at the end of encyclopedia articles.  Use these references as springboards for further research.

They are an excellent starting point for research.  Find excellent background information on your topic by searching Credo Reference, a collection of over 900 full-text reference sources.

 Image:  Touching the Void.  Archivio.