Using this guide

Where and how you search for information on your topic will depend on what your topic is! Basic starting places for most topics are on this page, but be sure to check out the tab above that most closely matches the area you're studying.



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Get Started: Reference Sources

The best results are those that give you clues about where you might look next (other entries, similar names, and especially "further reading").

Remember to keep notes about useful words and related concepts that you can use in future searches.

Search using just a few important words at a time for best results.

Search through hundreds of subject encyclopedias at once.

Finding Books and Articles


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