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Research Guides

POM ID 1 - Language and Food - Prof. Paster - FA 2017

Why use background sources?

Background sources are used to provide justification, rationale, or context for your research problem. In your research, they introduce you to the theories, theorists, and approaches central to your topic. In your assignment, these are usually used to answer  "why should I care about this?"


Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Dictionaries and encyclopedias provide background information on a topic or concept.

Newspaper & Magazine Articles