Getting Started: Locating Background Information
Sometimes it's helpful to consult an encyclopedia-type resource to obtain background information on your topic. If you're looking for a broad overview of your topic before you dig into the serious research, we recommend the following resources:
Locating Materials in the Library
You have numerous pathways to resources in our library. These include:
Plus, many resource records contain links to other items in the collection.
There is no "recommended" limit for how much research you can find on a given topic to know you're truly "finished" with the review. The broader the topic, the greater the number of materials you'll find, so we suggest making sure that your topic is well-focused.
If you're looking for scholarly publications online, the best place to look is Google Scholar. We recommend our Using Google Scholar tutorial to help you get started: