This guide offers some useful starting places and strategies for your research. Don't hesitate to contact me for help navigating these resources or finding, evaluating, or citing sources for your research topics. I'm happy to work with you on any aspect of the research process!
Specialized encyclopedias, handbooks, companions, and other reference works can be good starting places for getting an overview of a topic, definitions of key terms, vocabulary for searching, and suggestions for further reading. The following databases allow you to search across multiple reference works at once.
You can find the following print books in the Reference section on the second floor of Clapp Library. Ask someone at the Service Desk, if you need help finding anything!