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Using Background Sources
Using background sources such as encyclopedias and dictionaries can speed up the research or learning process by:
- Providing quick definitions of unfamiliar terms
- Giving overviews of complex topics
- Citing sources that the author believes are good starting points to understand a subject.
Encyclopedias and Dictionaries
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