I am trying to get answers for my question using the standard MSE way, which is letting users receive a reputation award if they post a quality answer. But by making it a CW within minutes, it appears that my question is destined to be swept under the rug. I flagged it but it has not received any attention yet.
Your question was made CW because it is a request for a list of sources and thus is not definitively answerable. Making a post CW is a judgement on the content and format of a question, not a disincentive to answer it. If people are interested in your question, they will answer it whether it is worth reputation or not.
You asked the question yesterday. It's way too early to call your question "swept under the rug". If you feel it does not get the attention it needs after 2 days pass you will be able to add a bounty in order to increase incentive.
In the mean time you ought to consider other potential issues with the question. For example on SE sites it is usually more productive to ask a question about the subject matter yourself that you know could only come from the kind of sources you are trying to trace. This sort of question is much more interesting to experts, more likely to be of use to future visitors, and good answers to such questions will reference the material you were looking for in the first place.