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Research Strategy: Background Info

Not sure where to start on your big research paper? Start here! We'll walk you through it step by step.

Background Research

Background research gives you an overview about your topic. Take notes of which sub-topics or facets of the topic are exciting to you. These can often become part of your in-depth research. Encyclopedias are a great place to get a general overview of your topic for this kind of research.

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