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Articles chop up your topic into little, narrow questions. If you find 5 articles, each presenting a narrow study, it's often hard to see how they fit together and what question they are all trying to answer. But encyclopedias and handbooks
- Give you overviews of your topic
- Lead you to the important questions asked by researchers.
- Contain articles written by experts in their fields.
- Put your idea or question into a historical, research, or social context.
- Lead you to further references.
Associations: Sources for Issues
Use associations to find out about conferences and hot issues in your field (i.e., topics for your papers).
Encyclopedias and Handbooks
Wiley Online Library
Wiley Online Library (formerly Blackwell Reference Online) is a vast online library giving instant access to the most authoritative and up-to-date scholarship across the humanities and social sciences.
This resource is a combination of "an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia". Articles are written by renowned scholars in the fields and resources are reviewed for "scholarly accuracy, authority, and objectivity. UST currently subscribes to several, but not all, subject collections.
Handbook on Student Administration
The handbook of student affairs administration by
Call Number: LB2342.92 .B37 2009
Cool Print Encyclopedias
Find these in the reference section of Keffer Library!