Leads to bibliographies which provide additional sources of information.
Sources of Background Information
Background information can be found in:
These sources are often listed on the Books & E-Books tab of our subject guides.
Databases for Background Research
Britannica OnlineThis link opens in a new windowThis includes Britannica Encyclopaedia online, as well as Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and the Britannica Book of the year. It can also be used to search an Internet directory that includes more than 130,000 links to Web sites selected, rated, and reviewed by Britannica editors. This database contains many images and some other types of multimedia.
CQ ResearcherThis link opens in a new windowThis weekly publication provides in-depth, non-biased analysis of the most current major and controversial issues of the day, from 1991 to the present, with complete summaries, pros and cons, bibliographies and more.
Gale Virtual Reference LibraryThis link opens in a new windowThis site provides electronic full-text copies of several multi-volume reference and scholarly books. Titles cover history, business, literature and more.