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Latin American & Latino/Latina Studies

Background Sources

Description

  • Background sources (also known as reference sources) are tertiary and contain information we "refer" to, such as dictionaries and encyclopedias. These are good sources to use to get started - when you need ideas for how to narrow your topic, or could use more words to describe your needs (such as when thinking of keywords to put into a search box.)

What do they contain?

  • Entries

How often are these sources published?

  • Once, annually, or every few years

Found in:

Alternative places to look:

Examples of Background Sources


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