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.
Reference books must be used in the library so they are always available.
Begin your research by looking up your keywords in an online dictionary, encyclopedia or reference book.
(Use your myOakton user name and password for off campus access to library databases.)
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