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Dictionaries, Encyclopedias and Handbooks

Sources like Encyclopedias and Handbooks are great places to get started with your research on a topic.  They include short, concise articles on topics that can lead you to more in-depth sources while helping you identify or narrow down a topic.  Subject dictionaries define terms associated with a specific topic area.

Here are some online and print sources that can help you get started.  Also see the Web tab.

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