Background information means all the basic, easy who/what/when/where of your topic. Who was Marie Curie? When did the Romantic literary period begin? Who were the combatants in World War I?
Check out the other tabs below for tips on searching in these collections!
When you go into Credo, search for simple terms and phrases, starting with your main topic idea. Credo will suggest related terms as you start to type.
Your search results from Credo are all from encyclopedias and dictionaries -- again, this is background research to give you ideas and a better understanding. In all likelihood, you should not be directly referencing these results in your final works cited!
Click the icons on the image below to learn more about the results Credo is providing, as well as features of this resource.
Select Mind Map from the dropdown menu next to the search box, as shown below.
The map displays your search term at the center with related terms around it. The panel on the right has links to articles explaining the selected term.
Click on different terms to redraw the map and explore related topics!
Enter a simple search word or phrase to learn more about your basic topic. Click the icons on the image below to learn more about the features of the Gale Ebooks search results.
Explore related ideas to your topic visually with the Topic Finder tool.