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This guide provides an entry point for the study of history

Background Information

Background information is a good place to begin research. You can gather general information about your topic, dates, names, places, and other content that will be useful when you're ready to take a deep dive into your topic.

Blue Buttons : Find Facts

Access background information by clicking the blue "Find Facts" button on the library homepage. 


Choose a subject area to access the right facts databases for your topic.


Each database will have a search box, filters for refining your search, and tools to save, print, cite.



Suggested Databases for Background Information