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Where can I find background information?
It is important to gather background information on a topic (or object, in this case) before diving into doing research. It can supply context information to give a better understanding of a topic, and it can also be a great way to start developing keywords to use during the research process. Background information on a topic can be gathered from a variety of sources, including textbooks, books, reference materials like encyclopedias, and reputable websites.
Question: What about Wikipedia?
Using Context to Create Keywords
Looking in Oxford Reference for entries related to "TEA," I came across this entry for a tea ceremony.
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