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4. Smart Research Strategies: Background information

Before doing research, what do you know about your topic already? Often, you will need to do some background research before you really dive into more in-depth research. Many background research resources may not be detailed enough to use in assignments. But they have several advantages:

Here are some places you may want to start with background research:

Textbooks & other course materials
Encyclopedia & reference works
Web pages



Look at IPL2's list of encyclopedias. Which might be useful for information on the Scottish philosopher David Hume?


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