SUMMARY: Learn more about your topic by reading articles in encyclopedias. Note any interesting topics or information in the bibliographies at the end of the encyclopedia articles and keep a research notebook on the related topics and key words you find. Use this new information to identify the main concepts or keywords in your question.
Utilize the tools listed on this page to conduct background research.
Like the regular Google search, Google Blog Search is used to find information within blogs. Results can be limited to a specific time range to obtain the most recent information.
Search archived news from over 50,000 sources. Includes a customization option that lets you personalize what kind of news you want and which sources you want your news from. Click here for a Youtube tutorial.
Search for public data, including statistics and projections, from over ninety international institutions. The data can be displayed in several different formats including line graphs, bar graphs, and maps. Public Data Explorer can be a quick and easy way to locate and visualize data.