Reference books, whether in paper or online, can give background and depth, as well as definitions, basic knowledge, scope of the topic area, important people and statistics, and some citations to get you started.
Description: General e-book collection containing full text.
Contents: E-books; Bibliographies
Description: General e-book collection from Gale Cengage Learning containing full text.
Contents: eBooks; Encyclopedias.
Description: General encyclopedia containing full text.
Contents: E-books; Encyclopedias
Description: General e-book collection from SAGE Publications containing full text of scholarly books, encyclopedias, and handbooks. It covers various areas of the social sciences.