Reference sources are a great starting point for starting research on a new topic because they provide general information on a topic. The often include the following types of information to help you get started:
Reference sources include encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries, and other sources like them. Some reference sources for education-related topics are listed below.
Articles within handbooks are written by current scholars in the field and provide reviews of current research in the field. Use these sources to jumpstart your research by learning about recent research, current scholars and subject terms to use when searching the databases.