Search the PSU Library Catalog: Background Information
Background Information Video
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From Keywords to Subjects Video
Search for Subject Encyclopedias (PSU Only)
Scholarly subject encyclopedias provide background information about specific topics. Entries or articles, written by scholars or subject experts, include bibliographies or suggested readings that will lead to more information on your topic.
You can use subject encyclopedias to identify keywords for your research in the humanities, social sciences, and sciences.