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English 111 - Meisel: Background Info

This guide provides search strategies and recommended resources for research in English 111 with Jacqui Meisel.

Finding Background Information

Encyclopedias and other reference books are an excellent starting point for your research. They can provide background information and help you identify keywords to use when searching for books and articles.

To access databases from off campus, you will be prompted to log in with your Pipeline username and password.

Background on Literary Theory

Conducting Background Research

The following tutorial examines how to identify, find, and use background information to help you choose and/or refine your topic (from off campus you will need to log in using your Pipeline username and password):