In Reference you may find a source that contains the important facts or gives an overview of the subject you are researching. The Reference includes general encyclopedias and special subject encyclopedias and chronologies.
One way to to get ideas for a research topic is to browse through lists of topics in reference books and databases.
The boxes in the right hand column on this page will let you do a quick search of the database. If you want to browse one of these databases, open it in a new tab by right clicking on the link below:
Points of View Reference Center