Consult encyclopedias and other reference resources to get a good understanding of your topic as well as vocabulary/key terms associated with it.
Print reference resources
In addition to reference books listed below, be sure to browse areas near them on the shelf and take a look at current science and general news magazines on display.
- Encyclopedia of Environment and Society 5v. R304.203 ROB
- Gale Encyclopedia of Science 4th ed. 6v. R503 GAL
- MacMillan Encyclopedia of Chemistry 4v. R540.3 MAC
- A Guide to the Elements R546.8