I’ve been digging down this week into research for Miasma. Right now, mainly on the setting, which plays a big role in the story. I’m using Hawaii as the basis, though the country is fictional. Encyclopedias are a great way to start — they give summaries of the subject, along with references. I’m particularly partial to World Book. We had that in my house when I was growing up, and I like the pictures used to help illustrate points. I’ll be back at the library tomorrow to check another encylopedia for Hawaii: Man, Myth, and Magic.