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Geology & Environmental Science

General geology and environmental science subject guide.

What is Background Information?

Why should I start with background information when starting a research project?

Once you choose a topic, finding resources that provide general information can help you understand that topic if it is unfamiliar to you or help you decide what your research might focus on within the topic.


Print Reference Sources

The Reference section in Rose Library is on the 2nd floor.

Use the catalog search, or just come and browse, to find others!

Online Reference Sources

Check out other online encyclopedias available through JMU Libraries here.