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WR 121 - English Composition I

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Background Information - Starting Places

If you know little about a topic and need a place to start, a Google search or a Wikipedia article can provide keywords and information you can then use to search library databases. Articles in library databases will be from traditionally published sources and are usually much easier to cite.

This kind of information is good for:

  • exploring possible topics ideas
  • getting some background on a topic
  • identifying keywords
  • finding citations for additional sources

Featured Magazines & Newspapers Titles

Full-text coverage of these magazines and newspapers are made available through various RCC Library databases. Once you select a title below, enter keywords in the "Search within Publication" box to find articles from that source.