Core sources, such as handbooks, companions, subject specific encyclopedias, review articles will help you:
There is value and convenience in searching for research information on the web, but researchers who rely on online only information as a primary research sources limit the thoroughness of their literature review.
Each discipline's subject guide will have a tab called "Books to Get You Started". Liaison librarians highlight important core sources that will help you identify key authors, titles and issues.
Look for other core sources from the TRU Library collection by searching the collection. You will want to search for your broad topic, such as education or special education and find the handbooks or encyclopedias that are relevant. To do that, you'd search: education and (handbook or encyclopedia).