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:
The Library owns specialized encyclopedias and other types of reference sources in many academic disciplines, or fields of study.
Titles in the reference collection can be searched in PRIMO, the online catalog, using a general subject area as a search term. For example:
education AND encyclopedias
anthropology AND dictionaries
The reference shelves can also be browsed by general subject area, using the Library of Congress system of call numbers.
Always ask a reference librarian for additional help.