Encyclopedias and Handbooks provide basic overviews of topics as well as quick identifications of people, places, and events. These titles, like the ones listed below, are written and compiled by scholars who are experts in the field.Most of the articles and essays collected in the volumes have the added bonus of a list of recommended books and journal articles for further reading.This is a valuable starting point for your research.
Oxford Handbooks (Free access for Covid-19 period)
The second edition of the Routledge International Handbook of Globalization Studies offers students clear and informed chapters on the history of globalization and key theories that have considered the causes and consequences of the globalization process. There are substantive sections looking at demographic, economic, technological, social and cultural changes in globalization. There is a strong emphasis on interdisciplinary approaches with essays covering sociology, demography, economics, politics, anthropology and history.
The Handbook of Language and Globalization by Nikolas Coupland (Editor)
This handbook brings together studies of language and discourse in the global era. Covers an impressive breadth of topics including tourism, language teaching, social networking, terrorism, and religion, among many others.
Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Globalization (Online) by George Ritzer