Finding Background information on your author, major characters, or major philosophical ideas can give you a solid foundation for beginning to do research on your chosen or assigned topic. Background information will usually provide a guide to major schools of thought over time on philosophical concepts, cite key thinkers in the field, as well as often providing citations for further research.
Here are some key places to look for background information for topics for this course.
Finding Articles When You Know Your Citation:
a)Use Google Scholar to search for the article title (be sure you have it set up to automatically allow you free access to GW’s subscription resources – here's how: https://library.gwu.edu/howdoi/finding-full-text)