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STRUGGLING WITH A TOPIC IDEA?

Struggling with your topic? Need to know both sides of the issues before you make a decision? Opposing Viewpoints allows you to hear both sides of an issue with resources from academic journals, popular magazines, media, and more.

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ANNOTATED BIBLIOGRAPHY

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HOW TO USE THIS GUIDE

Welcome to the Simmons Library guide to BOS 101: Text and Context. 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.

If you don't find what you are looking for or need help navigating this guide, don't hesitate to contact the author of this guide or Ask a Librarian.

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Getting to Know Your Topic

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. 

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