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Finding Background Information

Once you have identified the main topic and keywords for your research, you may want to find one or more sources of background information to read. These sources will help you understand the broader context of your research and tell you in general terms what is known about your topic.

For background information on your subject, you can consult reference books (eg dictionaries, directories, handbooks), usually located on the 2nd Floor, Reference, or in the stacks as "Non-Circ." Some useful reference sources for Theatre are: