These academic resources provide trustworthy information.
In addition to your class textbooks and required readings, you could use these reference books to jump start your research.
Don't end your research here! Reference sources are too general to be used on their own. But, they are perfect for finding basic information and ideas before proceeding into in-depth research.
When using a reference source, look for key terms, clues and leads such as:
Write down these terms, then use them as keywords when searching library catalog and databases.
Be aware a person, place or idea may have more than one name! Remain alert for synonyms and alternative words.