Why use subject encyclopedias?
An hour spent with one or more subject encyclopedias (a type of tertiary source) early on in the research process will save you hours of wasted time! Articles in subject encyclopedias are written by scholars who have deep specialization in the topic and the articles themselves go through a stringent editing process. Here's what subject encyclopedias provide:
Books are particularly useful because they're often broader in scope than articles. Starting off with a few books germane to your topic will get you the big picture can enable you to find and use highly specific articles more effectively later in your research.
Use Primo to find resources on your topic at Collins Library and beyond. Primo searches for books here and at other nearby libraries, and will also find some articles.
Books related to Taoism can be found in several locations throughout the library, depending on their subject matter. Here are some subject headings to get you started. Copy and paste the terms into the Primo search box.
Landscape Painting, Chinese
If you're interested in a broad topic, or would like to browse for inspiration, try one of these Library of Congress call letters:
See the location chart for which floor the call number may be found.