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WRI 111: write.hack: Home
This guide supports students in Dr. Smart's WRI 111 course.
"Pre-Research": Getting Started with Background Sources
Before getting started with research, it is a good idea to start with some background and context to the issues you are investigating. The informative sources below will help you get to that information quickly.
Subject encyclopedias, dictionaries, atlases, and reference handbooks. Also included are over 1,100 short reference videos, nearly 450,000 high-resolution art images, photographs and maps across all subject areas.
SIRS Issues Researcher provides background and current analysis necessary for research and understanding of 360+ current and pervasive Leading Issues. Analysis and opinions cover the pros, cons, and everything in between on the most researched and debated social issues.
Encyclopaedia Britannica's online version includes articles ranging from concise explanations to comprehensive expositions and from historical treatments of subjects to current-events coverage. Included are Britannica's Book of the Year, Nations of the World, and changing feature sections. Coverage: 1994-