Consult these sources for general information on topics related to science fiction, speculative fiction, and anthroplogy.
You may have heard your professors warn against using Wikipedia as a source of information when writing a scholarly paper. These admonitions are meant to stop students from ending their research at Wikipedia (i.e. using it as an authoritative source and including it in your bibliography), but starting your research with Wikipedia is perfectly fine. Like any encyclopedia, Wikipedia contains no new information; it is intended to provide a tour of published information on a given topic. Proper uses of Wikipedia include:
Despite the advantages of Wikipedia's collective authorship, currency, and availability, it should never be included in your bibliography--unless you're writing about Wikipedia--because: