The Key to Good Research -- Patience is a Virtue!!!
When you begin a research project, it is helpful to do some background reading to get some basic information on your topic, e.g., keywords, important names, dates, etc. CredoReference is a fulltext online reference service comprised of over 3 million entries from hundreds of well-regarded reference titles. Content includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, atlases, and subject-specific titles.
Subject-specific reference materials can provide beginning researchers with the following:
Hint: Look for the word count at the bottom of each entry to find longer articles.
Here is a brief list of materials to help you with your first writing assignment.