The Research Process
Background research and keyword discovery - when you are learning about a new topic, it's useful to do some quick background research to become familiar with the topic.
What can I learn from background research?
- Basic definitions
- Synonyms (different words with same meaning)
- Alternate spellings (especially for translated information)
- Historical information - dates, places, people, events
- Important texts
Background research is a starting point to help orient the next steps of the research process.