Research paper: get an overview of your topic (encyclopedias)
ILO: Demonstrate competency in library research.
Locate and read two encyclopedia entries on your topic, summarize, and evaluate them.
Search your topic in Wikipedia and Oxford Research Encyclopedias. Read and summarize one article from each. Notice any resources in bibliographical references that may be helpful for your paper. After the two summaries, include citations for the articles (you can use Zotero for this if you’re using it for extra credit). Then write one paragraph comparing the two encyclopedias. Which was more helpful? Why do you think that professors generally do not want you to use encyclopedias as sources?