Reference works are an excellent first stop in your research and are incredibly useful for the following:
You can browse or search for your topic in the encyclopedias below.
Search for entries across encyclopedias in the Social Sciences. Subject coverage includes counseling, criminology, education, geography, health and social care, media and communication, politics science, psychology, and sociology.
From your list of search results, identify a relevant encyclopedia entry, also paying attention to the title of the encyclopedia -- this gives you context as to the lens the topic is view through. Click on the title (large black font) to access the full text of the entry.