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Get Started: Background Resources

Encyclopedias, dictionaries, handbooks, etc. are often a great way to start your research. They can help you understand your research topic, define terms that may appear in scholarly journal articles, and gather background information to build context.

Additional background information

Augustana subscribes to a few history resources that are a mix of background information, primary sources, and more in-depth resources. These databases may also help you build context and refine your research question/topic.

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Beginning Your Research: General Resources

These resources provide access to magazine, newspaper and scholarly articles on a variety of topics.

Books & ebooks

Core Databases

Primary Sources

Newspapers