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. Encyclopedia articles can provide:
basic facts about a topic
definitions of related terms
lists of additional sources and recommended readings.
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