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Background Information

Finding Background Information in Books

The best way to start your search for books is to use keywords pertaining to your topic in the Sprague Library catalog search.

You won't have to read every book in full. Check the Table of Contents to see which chapter pertains to your topic!

Some keywords that might help with your assignment include:

  • Bengali culture 
  • goddess Kali
  • Bengali immigrants in US
  • "the Emergency" and India
  • marriage AND encyclopedia
  • Nigerian civil war
  • Biafran war
  • Igbo people
  • psychology of resilience
  • The British Raj
  • "mental health" and retirement

On your page of results, you can limit your results to eBooks with the "Looking for a..." category on the left.

The book format limiter on a library catalog search results page, with the "eBook" option highlighted.

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