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Political Science 001 (Chin): Preliminary Research

Government in Daily Life

Background Research--starting point

Why conduct background research on your topic?

  • It is a great source of core knowledge on your topic
  • It can generate ideas on different ways to focus your topic
  • It can answer research questions you've already posed
  • It may help you clarify and/or expand research questions.
  • It often points you towards other sources of information on your topic 

Online Books Databases

Reference Books