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Encyclopedias are tremendously useful resources because they give 'executive summaries' of an area of research to get you up to speed quickly: important research findings and researchers, discussions/critiques of theoretical models and methodologies used. The 2-5 page summary is followed by a bibliography leading you to the original articles, books, etc to continue your research.
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.