This page provides resources to gather background information on your topic. As you read, make notes of interesting facts, observations, and questions on your broad topic. This will help the discussion with your group members to narrow your topic and strategise how to deepen your research and fill in the gaps of information.
A reference source provides broad coverage of a topic and can give you information on key topics, events, people, and a chronology to start.
TIP Check the bibliographies of the articles you read for further sources.
ABC-Clio Social Studies Databases
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A comprehensive collection of primary and secondary sources, covering ancient world history; modern world history; US history; American government; United States at war; state geography; and issues: understanding controversy and society.
Offers in-depth coverage of political and social issues, with regular full text reports on topics in health, international affairs, education, the environment, technology and the U.S. economy.
A database that features online content from a hundred reference books, newspaper, and websites in a broad range of subjects.