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WR153: Ready Player Reader

Why Do Background Research?

Background sources are used to provide general information to explain a topic and its context. For example, you might use an encyclopedia article to better understand when video game consoles were invented and what the top video game production companies are. 

Background sources are important because they give you a starting place for your research, use them to identify people, places, and time periods that you might use to focus your research.

Places to Find Background Information


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