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Popular Culture Research Guide: Background Info

Helpful General Popular Culture Encyclopedias

Why Use Background Information?

Background Information gives you an introduction to a topic, issue, or person. Looking up your topic in an encyclopedia will help you gather search terms and find related concepts helpful for your research.  

You can also check the bibliographies in encyclopedia articles for other useful sources.

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