Q. What are Research Starters and how do I use them?


Research Starters is a feature in our Discovery All In One database that links 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 various high-quality sources, including Salem Press, Encyclopædia Britannica, etc.  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.


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.

  • Last Updated Jul 02, 2021
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  • Answered By BethMarie Gooding

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