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BWRIT 135: Research Writing (Voyles): Background Information

A course guide for students enrolled in BWRIT 135 with Voyles at UWB

General Reference Sources

Reference sources (encyclopedias, handbooks, topic overviews) are a good place to find background information on your topic. Many reference entries also have reading lists that can help to lead you to additional resources on your topic.

Note: reference sources are generally not appropriate to cite in your paper. These sources are intended to give you a broad overview, help you develop subject-appropriate terminology, and spark your creativity as you begin to formulate a research question.

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