Why use reference sources (encyclopedias, handbooks, dictionaries)?
Search your topic in these online encyclopedias (see list below). Try brainstorming different terms, from specific to broad.
Oxford Reference Online Search confederate monument
You can filter results by Subject on the left. Look for entries with several words.
Multidisciplinary Encyclopedias and Reports (online)
Your topic* + encyclopedias in the WU Catalog
"american art" encyclopedias
*TERM ALERT: Keep in mind that you are not searching the full text of the encyclopedias when you are searching the catalog.
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