PS 410 Political Podcasting: Background Information

Getting Started with Background Information

Scholarly reference works are useful for the following:

  • An overview of a topic
  • Topic ideas for a paper topic or narrowing your topic
  • Finding keywords for searches 
  • Bibliographies for further research

Reference works are good starting points for research, but are rarely cited in research as secondary sources. 

Reference Resources

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Types of Reference Sources

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