Answered By: BethMarie Gooding
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2018     Views: 896

Research Starters is a feature in our Discovery All In One database that provides links to authoritative summary articles on thousands of popular topics. It is a great place to perform background research or to get ideas for any research project.

Research Starters content is obtained from a variety of high quality sources, including Salem Press, Encyclopædia Britannica, and others.  It can be accessed in two ways.

Method One

When you place a general topic in the search box in Discovery, a Research Starter (outlined in red) may appear at the top of the Result List.  For those topics identified as most popular, Research Starters will retrieve relevant articles that link the user to related information.

Within discovery, when you search for a topic you may see a Research Starter appear at the top of the results.


Method Two

You can search the entire collection of Research Starters at once in the Research Starters database.  After opening the database, type your search term in the search box at the top of the page and press search. 

Search in the Research Starters database to see the research starters only.

Click on the title to view the article in full text.

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