Encyclopedias and other reference resources are excellent places to start your research! You usually can expect to find the following important information in articles in subject encyclopedias:
The following three subject encyclopedias are especially good places to start, then branch out to the more specialized encyclopedias.
The following list is just a sampling of the specialized subject encyclopedias available to you. Ask Peggy Burge for recommendations if you can't find what you need.
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