In this step of your project you will write a brief overview, with cited references from peer reviewed articles. This will explain the importance of the topic, what is known and what are the gaps.
The Importance of Background Information
Finding background information before writing your project important, especially if you are unfamiliar with the subject area. Background information will give you a stronger foundation and understanding that will help you complete your writing assignments. Reference sources provide background information, which often includes:
LSU Libraries has reference sources covering many topics in the sciences. Because reference sources provide an overview of the topic, you will feel better prepared to discuss and to write about the topic and the general issues surrounding it after reading them.