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Health Sciences: Background Information

Resources for students and faculty in health occupations

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.

CREDO Tutorial

Length: 3:07. Hit play and then watch full screen or on YouTube.

Good choices for background information

Begin your research by looking up your keywords in an online dictionary, encyclopedia or reference book.

Recommended books for background information