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Overviews, Explanations, Encyclopedia Entries

Use these background information sources (encyclopedias, dictionaries & handbooks) to...

  • get useful definitions, explanations and overviews of the concepts you're interested in
  • get a more useful, complete, contextual and multi-perspective understanding of your topic
  • identify additional keywords you can use when searching for articles and reports

Get your research off to a good start!

Still can't decide on a topic, & looking for inspiration?  Try searching some of the great news sources listed on the 'News & Issues' menu in this guide.