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This page was developed by Linda Schuller, LIS Librarian, to familiarize you with library resources, services and the foundations of librarianship.

Melk Monastery Library in Austria


Background sources 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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