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POSC 1501 - I. Anderson: Topics & Background Info

Finding background information

Library reference sources are a great place to find objective background information on your topic. They can also help you narrow your topic and discover keywords for further searching. A great source for background information subject specific encyclopedias. These sources provide cultural, political, and religious perspectives that help you understand topic all all of its significance.

The books highlighted below are examples of subject encyclopedias that provide detailed information on the United States Government.


Topics related to Federal and State legislation:

Gun Control



Student Loan Forgiveness

Recycling (commercial and organic waste)

Low-income housing


Hydraulic fracturing



Below are library resources that will provide you with background information as well as give you some insight into these topics.