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HIST 2314: India and Mexico/American Southwest: Background information

Gather Background Information

Gathering Background Information

As you get started, you can get ideas from class discussions or readings.

(You can also look at the bibliographies of class readings, and search for those items if they sound relevent)

If it is a topic you are just getting started with, look for background Information in reference resources.

Reference resources allow you to:

  • Gain familiarity with the topic
  • Identify more specific aspects of the topic on which to focus
  • Provide context and identify differing perspectives
  • Identify experts related to the topic