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BIOL 101: Develop a Topic

Find Background Information

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. They provide basic information and broad overviews of a wide variety of topics.


Research Skills & Tips:

Develop a Topic

"Develop a Topic." Lightbulb.

To choose a research topic, begin with general background information. This will help you explore topics of interest, develop research questions and search terms, and decide where to look for sources.