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Why Use Encyclopedias

These sources can help you by:

  • providing background
  • names
  • dates
  • images
  • ideas for further areas of investigation
  • names of scholars
  • cite everything used

Electronic Encyclopedias

Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

These are some great online collections

Print Encyclopedias

There are fabulous resources in the reference section on a vareity of topics that can help as well.