You may want to begin your research with subject-specific encyclopedias or reference books to explore topics, find background information, discover leads to more in-depth resources, and locate statistics.
Use InfoKat Discovery to locate general, subject-specific, or data-focused reference books.
Consider these examples below and apply them to your research and topic focus.
In your search, combine relevant keyword(s) + "reference" OR try relevant keyword(s) + "encyclopedia" and so forth.
You can also try performing a subject heading search in InfoKat Discovery, if you know a Library of Congress subject heading such as:
Once you get a list of results, you may want to select the Resource Type --> Books to further filter the list (left hand side of the page).
OR begin your search in the Library Catalog to save some time.