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FYW: Disaster Literature: Topic Overviews

Starting with reference sources

Reference sources can help you place your topic in a wider context, deepen your understanding, and feel more comfortable with it. They offer

  • A broad overview of a topic to establish a firm foundation upon which to build your research
  • Important keywords, concepts, and synonyms to include in your searches
  • A method for identifying more specific components of your topic that interest you
  • Additional sources (if a list of references is included at the end)


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