You've identified your topic & primary research concepts. Now it is time to start your research!
In this section you will get introduced to resources to help you find background information--primarily in reference resources like encyclopedias, or in books.
Remember the importance of using unbiased resources representing diverse points of view when you find resources (we'll talk more about this when we discuss evaluation).
Reference books are books such as dictionaries and encyclopedias that are not meant to be read cover to cover, but instead are meant to be "referred" to as needed. They are available in print and/or online, and typically can't be checked out. At CSM Library, the call number will start with "REF"