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General Research Guide

A general guide for researching any topic using library resources and the open web.

Searching for Encyclopedia Entries

Below are three ways of searching for encyclopedia and other reference entries/articles. The first two are a search of ELECTRONIC encyclopedias and the last is a search of both PRINT & ELECTRONIC encyclopedias.

A Selection of Print and Electronic Encyclopedias

Below is a small sample of subject-specific encyclopedias. You can see that these encyclopedias cover a wide range of topics. Using the search tools listed on the left will help you search the reference collection and find great articles providing background and context for your topic within titles you might not have thought of using otherwise.