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Reference books can contain background information on a particular person, place, event, and more. Reading through background information can help you gain a basic understanding of the ideas and events that are associated with your topic. Always be on the lookout for additional words that you can use to search for more information.

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Use resources like Credo Reference and Biography Reference Center to get background information on your research topic. Use database filters to narrow or broaden your results.

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