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Look for books and online resources to learn about your topic's background. Places to start include:

Look here for guides related to your topic or subject area, which include suggested databases, journals, websites, and books.
Specialized reference books, especially subject-focused encyclopedias, are good for learning the basics.

Undergraduate Research Center

The books in this area cover many current-event topics. Current Controversies, At Issue, Opposing Viewpoints, and CQ Researcher are all written by experts in their fields. Find these books in our Online Catalog or browse them in the Reference area on Mitchell Memorial Library's 2nd floor.

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