Background sources like encyclopedias can provide context for your topic or even help you choose one. They are great places to start because:
Use these helpful links to gather some background information on a topic before you dig into doing some serious research. Having a better understanding of a topic will help improve your assignment. Log-in may be required when using some resources form off-campus. Use your NetID and password. Call the library if you have any problems at 406-657-1662.
Watch this video to learn more about the different types of periodicals that you may encounter when doing your research.