Ready to do your background reading? Here are some resources from PPLD that can help you:
The best place to do background reading on a subject is in a Reference Source. Reference sources are books and websites, such as encyclopedias and dictionaries, which offer broad overview information about a topic. They are a great place to start your research as they provide information on key themes and vocabulary that will help you as find more in-depth information about a topic.
The links and information below are all places you can find reference sources and background reading material.
You will find many types of information sources during your research. Here is an overview of the kinds of information you will find in different types of sources:
Source: Purdue OWL
Anyone can publish a webpage without it being evaluated for accuracy or quality of information. Reviews by peers, scholars, editors, and publishers are not often applied to websites. The following evaluation criteria should be applied when viewing a website:
For additional information, check out the link below. This source offers detailed criteria that can be applied when conducting research on the internet.