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Find Background Information

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This guide explains the purpose of background information in academic research and shows students how to find background information on their topic.

Date created: 
Summer 2009
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External Reference: 
http://www.lib.utexas.edu/students/find/findbkginfo.html

Developing and Researching A Controversy

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This assignment helps students map their controversy and find a variety of viewpoints.

Tips: 

Contact UGS librarians to customize this assignment and an accompanying tailored research guide.

Date created: 
Fall 2011
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Background Information and Class Expert Exercise

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Students do outside reading of sources they identify and evaluate themselves and use the information they discover to inform an in-class discussion of the topic. For example, ask each student to find background information about a topic you will be covering in class that week and serve as the class “expert” on that topic during the class discussion.

Tips: 

Request a tailored version to have a course-specific research guide created for the assignment. This assignment is also helpful for encouraging student participation in class discussions.

Date created: 
Fall 2008
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Prepare for an Interview

Object Detail

Assemble background information on a company or organization in preparation for a hypothetical interview. For those continuing in academia, research prospective colleagues' and professors' backgrounds, publications, current research, etc.

Tips: 

The Libraries can provide tailored research guides and tutorials to accompany this assignment. From the University of Puget Sound

Date created: 
Fall 2008
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