Subject encyclopedias, handbooks and overviews are scholarly, tertiary works written by experts on a variety of topics. The articles are typically longer and more detailed than those found in general encyclopedias. The background information provides a good starting point as you begin the research process. These resources can help you with:
In Collins Library, the print reference collection is located on the first floor, and most of the online reference collection is available in one of the databases listed on this page. Use Primo to identify subject encyclopedias in either format; or ask a librarian for recommendations.
Start with these subject encyclopedias and branch out as needed.
Not sure where to look? Each of these online collections will introduce you to a wealth of dictionaries and encyclopedias.
Consult at least 2 different subject encyclopedias (online or in print) for information about your topic and reflect on the following questions. As you read, brainstorm and develop a list of concepts or keywords that describe your topic.