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Reference Shelf: Encyclopedias

Don't Forget the Research Guides

Many of the subject specific research guides created by the reference librarians will include encyclopedias that can be of help to you and your research.  And of course you can always Ask a Librarian if you need any additional help.

Search the Library Catalog

We still have  encyclopedias that may only be available in print.  You can search for these and other online encyclopedias in our library catalog.  Use Cameo's Advanced Search and use the word and pharase combine your topic with the term encyclopedias.  For example:
  encyclopedias and metals
  encyclopedias and architecture
  encyclopedias and psychology

Online General Encyclopedias

Online Subject Specific Encyclopedias

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