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The following library databases will provide useful background, pro and con arguments, and additional resources on controversial issues. Try searching a term like "air polution" to get more background information on the topic. Gathering background information is part of the preliminary research phase. Think about some of the following questions while you are gathering background information:
These additional questions can be answered using more specialized resources during the in depth research phase.
These resources provide background information on controversial topics especially historical background on key terms, people and events.