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ITAL 400: Capstone: Entering the Conversation

Finding Background and Recommended Sources

Background sources, such as specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries and handbooks, are useful for a number of tasks:

  • Finding overviews of a topic.
  • Locating quick definitions.
  • Identifying the major scholarly voices in a conversation through the list of recommended sources frequently found at the end of articles.

Some useful sources might be:

Classics:

Music:

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