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GOVT 2306 SO Allen: Get Started

Choose a Topic

Where do I find topic ideas?

  • Class discussions and reading assignments

  • Current events or items in the news

  • Browse books, journals, and magazines related to the field

Gather Background Information

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Why do I need background information?

  • Get more familiar with your topic
  • Find out names, dates, and places relevant to your topic
  • Learn about special vocabulary related to your topic





You can search the library to find many reference sources such as specialized encyclopedias.