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Computers and Computer Science

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LearningExpress PrepStep: Learn or refresh computer skills

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 Database: A Great Place for Background Info!

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Oakton Library Resources for Computer Science Research

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

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