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Resources for Telecommunication, Information Studies, and Media: Finding Background Information

How do reference sources help with finding information?

Reference sources can help you:

  • Explore a topic: find out what has been said about this subject, trends, issues, etc.
  • Identify and define unfamiliar terms or people in your reading
  • Find references to other books and articles on the subject
  • Find specific keywords to use in online searches

Finding Background Information: Selected Reference Sources

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