Encyclopedias are a great reference resource that provides quick, reliable background information about a topic. They are excellent starting points for research because they will provide important background information about a topic, including relevant concepts, events, dates, places, and names. Entries will often include reference lists of other resources for further reading.
When you start doing research, it can be very helpful to keep a list of search terms that you can use. You will likely try different combinations of these terms in order to find just the research you are looking for. To get ideas on additional search terms, try the following: