EN 201 and EN 202 students should start with an encyclopedia overview of their aspect or detail from a work in order to understand where to go next.
Fiction writers should start with encyclopedia overviews in order to not be distracted by too much or too specific information.
For your short EN 201 or 202 presentation or researching for your own fiction, if you can't find your answer in an encyclopedia, check a book chapter or section--but be wary of getting sucked into too much information for what you need.
Be sure you know what you are looking at and why you should care what the source says. A blog that cites a scholarly work and answers your question about Regency style bonnets is fine for your fiction but is NOT fine for your EN 201 or 202 project.
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