Reference sources such as specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks are good places to begin research on a topic. Articles and entries in these publications often are written by scholars in the field.
Reference sources can provide:
• background information
• topic overviews
• basic facts about a topic
• definitions of related terms
• lists of additional sources and recommended readings
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