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TESP 129: Religion & Peace (Gibson Spr20)

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Getting Started: Find Background Information

At the beginning of a research project, it's useful to you get an introduction to what's known about your topic, before you begin using scholarly articles or books to find more detailed discussion and perspectives.  Use this page to find that information for your peace architect or issue.

Background Information: Peace Architects

You can use a specialized biography source to learn more about your peace architect. Select from the ones below.


Background Information: Social Issues

Two of the best sources for background information on social issues are Gale eBooks and CQ Researcher. 


Within CQ Researcher, you can browse by topics or search by keyword. This is a great tool, because for each social issue  it provides some history, outlook, chronology, pro/cons, and next steps. Some of their more recent reports include:

Climate Change (Oct 2019)

Immigration Policy (July 2019)

Death Penalty (Nov 2019)

Inequality in America (Apr 2020)