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Education-related encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks of interest

Why Background Information?

When researching any topic, it is helpful to look up encyclopedia entries or dictionaries that clarify unfamiliar technical terms or theories.  Keep a list of important concepts, people, associations, policies, or other concepts related to the issue or educational strategy or theory you are researching.  Armed with the context that this provides, you can then move to scholarly databases and conduct an effective search.

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