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Dental Assisting

Research Starter

Background Info and Topic Ideas

You will typically use reference sources to gather background information about a topic.

The Health and Wellness (Gale) database has a little bit of everything: encyclopedia articles for background info, news and magazine articles, as well as scholarly research journals.

  • Search for a keyword.
  • From the results page, use the hyperlinked options such as reference or academic journals (scholarly articles) to narrow the list.
  • Example: Choose Reference to see overviews and encyclopedia articles.
  • From the list of results, click the hyperlinked title to open and read the resource.