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When you first begin your research you might need to read some background information. Reference books, like encyclopedias, handbooks, and dictionaries, can help you understand the context of the topic, and find key words for your searches. Newspapers and news magazines can provide current or historical context on a topic as well. Another place for background information might be professional organization websites, like the American Sociological Association Topics or American Psychological Association Topicspages, or the Learn & Teach or Stay Informed pages at theAmerican Anthropological Association website. If you need help finding a relevant professional organization to search, ask your professor or a librarian.
Gather basic facts, terminology and background information from Credo's reference collection which includes specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries and atlases.The mind map feature can help you find keywords for your research.
Written by leading authorities in their given fields, each volume in OUP’s acclaimed What Everyone Needs to Know® series offers a balanced and authoritative primer on complex current event issues and countries.
Provides comprehensive coverage of the African American experience from the early 18th century to the present day, sourced from more than 19,000 American and global news sources, including over 400 current and historical Black publications.
An open access digital collection of alternative press newspapers, magazines and journals, drawn from the special collections of participating libraries. These periodicals were produced by feminists, dissident GIs, campus radicals, Native Americans, anti-war activists, Black Power advocates, Hispanics, LGBT activists, the extreme right-wing press and alternative literary magazines during the latter half of the 20th century.
Current (updated daily) and archived news content from more than 12,700 sources spanning 200+ countries and territories, including full-text articles, web-only content, and PDF image editions. Includes the Union Leader. You can limit your search to NH or multicultural sources or try a topic search.
Part of ProQuest Newsstand. Local, regional, national, and international newspapers, including the New York Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, and Wall Street Journal. Can also be searched via ProQuest Central.
Limiting to news sources for background on a topic
Newspapers and news magazines can be a good source of background information, which can provide context when you are analyzing psychology and sociology topics. To limit to news or magazine sources, use a news database, or, in OneSearch results, look for and select these choices in database search results:
You might be looking for a specific article that you need to read for class, that another article refers to, or that you found online behind a paywall. This video, and guide (with screenshots) explain how to do that..
How to search within a particular publication
Sometimes your assignment suggests particular newspapers, magazines, or journals to search in. This video shows you how to do a search within a particular publication.