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ANTH 196A: Honors Thesis Research : Encyclopedias+

Smart Places to Start


Specialized encyclopedias (as well as dictionaries and handbooks) can be great places to start your research.  Use them to find:

  • Background information on a topic
  • An overview of research on a topic
  • Definitions of terminology
  • Explanations of methods and theories

Most of the resources listed here are online but there are many others available only in print--many in the Reference Collections in Geisel and WongAvery Library.  Ask a librarian for help in locating others.

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*Please note that almost all of these are available online