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Reference Resources: Encyclopedias

A collection of reference tools to help you in the research and writing process.


Why use encyclopedias? Although they can’t be counted as scholarly sources for your papers, encyclopedias

  • Provide background and survey articles by experts and scholars in the field
  • Are often accompanied by a bibliography of key books and articles
  • Can provide a quick start for your research

The list below is a *very* small fraction of the subject encyclopedias available online or in print. To find more: