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Welcome to the Simmons Library guide to BOS 101: Virtual Boston. Use the links in the table of contents or the tabs at the top of the page to help you pick a topic, find articles on your topic, explore in-depth information in books and more.

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Getting To Know Your Topic: Background and Context

Background sources--like dictionaries and subject encyclopedias--provide contextual information and answer straight-forward questions. They include definitions, statistics and other details. You can use this type of source to help narrow your research topic, find data to support your thesis and identify keywords and main ideas to use as search terms.

Newspapers in Boston & Beyond: Past & Present

Below are links to the current and historical versions of major newspapers from around the country.