Tertiary sources are excellent starting points! They consist of information synthesized from primary and secondary sources. Examples include:
These resources give you succinct overviews of your topic, explain scholarly arguments, point out interesting questions, and refer you to especially key sources.
Sage provides online Encyclopedias, Handbooks and Dictionaries that cover topics in the Social Sciences.
The SOAN 102 Course Guide is a great place to start your research utilizing library resources.
When doing your research, please be mindful about the types of sources you're using, and how you're using them. This guide provides information on locating and accessing reference, print, and electronic resources.
If you're confused, confounded, or simply stuck you're welcome to contact a librarian. We're here to assist.