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Research Starters

This page has resources for exploring research topics and getting started with research.

Topic Overviews

Gale In Context Databases provide summaries and recommend resources

Screen shot of the Black lives matter page with a summary and a list of resources
Example page from Gale in Context Database

Gale In Context Options

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Topics in College Courses
Click to go to Opposing Viewpoints
Multiple points-of-view

Click to go to Global issues database
Social & Political topics
Click to go to Environmental issues
Environmental Topics

Very Short Introductions

Short ebooks great for learning the basics or a topic.

Choose a topic area: science, history, literature, social science, philosophy, music, religion, art, and political science.


Need information about a current or historical person?

Search for individuals by name

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Subject Databases

Filter document type to biography in the advanced search.