Background information can be found in reference sources, online or in print, such as dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks.
- Dictionaries contain brief definitions, usually only a sentence or two in length.
- Encyclopedias provide a more in-depth description, usually a few paragraphs in length.
- Handbooks contain descriptions that can be multiple pages and describe the development and future of a subject.
NOTE: below are examples of resources the Library offers. Use the catalog to conduct additional searches.