Before you can write with authority about a topic, you need to know something about it. Educating yourself about the general concepts and technologies involved is always the first step to preparing a presentation or writing a paper. Before you start, consider these points:
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Encyclopedias provide topic overviews, explanations of concepts, and bibliographies for further research.
Books can help by providing an in-depth overview of a topic that articles generally don't give you.
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