Encyclopedias offer you a quick way to become familiar with a topic, the key people and places involved in an historic moment, and the time frame of your topic. These sources will help you find a topic and/or narrow your focus. Typically, encyclopedia articles are written by experts (often listing the author) and can include a selected list of key secondary and primary works on the subject.
Subject-specific encyclopedia articles also list key books and articles on a topic and related sources. Encyclopedias appear in Discover and encyclopedia-specific databases.
Take a look at one or two sources to find the most relevant and timely encyclopedia articles on your topic.
Discover: Locating Subject Encyclopedias
Discover is a great place to search for encyclopedias, both in print in the Blume Library and also as online eBooks.
Tips to locate encyclopedia entries in Discover:
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