Answered By: Lauren Puzier
Last Updated: Mar 10, 2019     Views: 17

Research Starters are short, cite-able, Wikipedia-like summaries and authoritative overviews of our most popular search topics. Content is pulled from a variety of quality and reliable resources

Research Starters include links to relevant articles, images, videos and audio clips. When you search the library for a popular topic or keyword, our Research Starters will appear at the top of your search results.

If you find one...

1. Click the Title or the "More" link for a clear, full-text overview of your topic.  

2. Sometimes your Research Starter will have Other Topics linked at the bottom of the box. Check these out! They are topics that are highly related to your search.

3. Research Starters contain different sections based on the topic. Some include background and history, short summaries, definitions and terms, and more!

4. Look for Bibliography or Further Reading sections at the bottom of Research Starter articles. These sources may be useful in your own research process. 

5. Sometimes you will find a Research Starter that has a Related Information box. These are links to other relevant Research Starters. By now your research should be well started!


Research Starters include content pulled from a variety of high quality sources, including Salem Press, American National Biography, and Encyclopedia Britannica.


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