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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 the Advanced Search and 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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Other Reference Service Points

Hunt Library-Fourth Floor
Arts Reference  

Engineering & Science Library
Wean Hall-Fourth floor
Science and Engineering Reference  

Mellon Institute Library
Mellon Institute

Science and Engineering Reference  

University Archives
Hunt Library-Second Floor
University Archives