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College Level Research: Background Information

Build on your high school research experiences and adjust to the higher standards recommended for college research projects with these tips and guidelines.

Common Sources

  • textbooks
  • encyclopedia
  • dictionaries
  • atlases
  • handbooks


Reference Sources

Use reference and general information sources to gain a working knowledge on your topic.  Be able to converse with someone knowledgeable about the topic for at least one minute without repeating yourself.


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