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Library Resources: Professor Neal J. Couture


Find Background Information

Background Information Sources

  • Background information sources can help you narrow down your topic.
  • They will define terms you may not be familiar with.
  • They will provide a list of references that can help you to further explore your topics.
  • The experts who wrote the entries may even provide their contact information

Finding Background Information Sources

Use the library system to locate good background sources.  For example a search like "Psychology" AND "Dictionary" or "Psychology" AND "Encyclopedia" will give you a listof those sources.

Here are two links to Encyclopedias and Dictionaries:



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