4 minute how-to video by the Ohio State University Libraries explains 5 simple questions that will help you to narrow down your topic quickly: Who? What? When? Where? Why?
Learn more about your overall topic. Encyclopedias offer broad overviews and define terms and key concepts, timelines of major dates and events, and coverage of the important issues and people related to the topic.
Use "limit to peer review" or "limit to academic journals" to exclude popular magazines and newspapers from the results list.
Every article comes with a suggested MLA citation.