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.
Chicago Manual of Style citation and format style is most commonly used to write papers and cite sources in literature, history, and the arts. Chicago offers two systems of documentation:
Always check with your course instructor to verify which style you should use when writing a paper.