The two top reference databases (encyclopedia articles on a huge number of subjects) — for background information
The three largest and most comprehensive databases for both scholarly and popular books and articles:
How to get research help from a librarian
Paul Sager, the HSAS librarian, is available to help with research from February 2 to May 20, 2021 at the following times: Tuesdays 11–3, Wednesdays 1–5, Thursdays 1–5. Reach him at the Lehman College Library's online chat service during those hours.
Outside of those hours, other librarians are available to help you through the Lehman College library chat service, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Real, live, human librarians are available there to help you with your research at any and every time.