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Library Research - Getting started
Reading about and around your topic or research question is essential, to learn the concepts and vocabulary used by scholars. Encyclopedias and handbooks are a good place to start. You can find the Library's general reference sources here.
Subject-specific reference resources are located on the Library's subject guides. Choose a subject guide from this list and look for the encyclopedia and dictionaries section.
Oxford Bibliographies provides accurate and reliable information on a variety of academic topics. It is an authoritative guide, written and reviewed by academic experts, with original commentary and annotations.
These are several of the best guides to successful academic writing.