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Encyclopedias and Other Reference Sources

Encyclopedias

Like Wikipedia (the free online encyclopedia), the Library's academic encyclopedias offer background information on thousands of topics to get you started with your research. Where Wikipedia’s authority can be uncertain, the Library's encyclopedias provide information that is appropriate to cite in your research paper.

Multi-Subject Encyclopedia Collections

Subject Encyclopedias: Humanities

Subject Encyclopedias: Social Sciences

Subject Encyclopedias: Sciences