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FYSE 114: Charleston Writers (Eichelberger): Background Information

Using an Encyclopedia as a Background Source

The purpose of an encyclopedia is to provide basic information about a topic.

Within the article, you should encounter important terms, the names of notable people, and background information on the topic. This can help you establish a foundation for your research.

Where possible, use the bibliography at the end of an encyclopedia article.

Background Information

Credo Reference

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