Gather what you know about your topic, but don't rely on it yet.
Bring them along, We have to figure out if they are any good.
-- such as Wikipedia or Google. Look for background information, and track additional words to use when you search other places.
(But remember, you cannot use Wikipedia as a source in college papers.)
What kind of encyclopedia might have info on my topic?
This Sort of Encyclopedia
|Montessori Schooling||Encyclopedia of Education|
|The Republican Party||Political Science Encyclopedia|
|Isadora Duncan||Biographies of Women in Dance|
I can find these by searching ALICE like this:
Here's an example:
Gives me this list of 12 encyclopedias on sport topics, including: