Background information helps you learn about aspects of a topic that might interest you.
The best way to complete your background research is with reference sources like subject encyclopedias, handbooks and dictionaries. They provide basic information and broad overviews of a wide variety of topics.
MC Library has reference sources both online and in print. Take a few minutes to read broadly about your topic using the suggested sources listed below or visit your campus library for help using print reference sources.
Browse through the websites below, from a variety of organizations and groups, to develop an understanding of different topics and issues discussed in the fields of peace and justice studies. It is not an exhaustive list of websites or organizations.
Research Skills & Tips:
The first step in a research project is choosing a topic. Begin your research with general background information. This will help you explore the topics of interest, develop research questions and search terms, and decide where to look for sources.
When you're ready, move to the next step: Find Sources.