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ENGL 003 - Strategy-Based Reading III - Thayer: Background Information

Background Resources Overview

What is a background database?

 A background database is a database which gives you background information on a topic. Background information can include the history of a topic, the current issue involved, people connected with the topic, etc. II. What background databases are available at HACC?

What do background databases have in common?

They give you background information

  • They provide evaluated Web sites
  • They provide links to articles and books
  • They include pro/con debates
  • They include current news stories

What do background databases have in common with our online book catalog and other databases?

Background databases may search by keyword  or subject

  • Background databases can have a basic screen and an advanced screen

We currently subscribe to the following databases that are good sources of background information:

Basic Database Searching