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Earth Science

What is background information?

Background information provides basic facts, history, descriptions and concepts about your topic.  Use only the information that you find useful in starting your research. You can always return to your sources if you need more in-depth information as you get deeper into your research topic.

Recommended databases for background information

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Credo Reference helps you build your research vocabulary with dictionaries, glossaries, thesauri, and other reference materials.

Earthquakes worldwide chart from Statista

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