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Encyclopedias

 General reference resources, introductory essays and information on thousands of topics.

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Library Resources:

Selected Titles:
Encyclopaedia Britannica R032 E56 2005
We
have many excellent encyclopedias on most subject matters. Try
searching for your keyword or subject area and the word encyclopedia.
For example, music encyclopedia.

 

Databases:

Encyclopedia Americana One of the largest general encyclopedias in the English language  
Gale Virtual Reference Library Database of encyclopedias and specialized reference sources for multidisciplinary research.
Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia 11-million-word repository
of text and images In English and Spanish.
World Book Online Reference Center Expansive reference database that includes the World Book Dictionary, the World Book Atlas, an extensive multimedia collection, thousands of editor-selected websites, correlations to state and provincial curriculum standards, and much more.

 

Best of the Web:

Encyclopedia.com
InfoPlease.com
Columbia Encyclopedia
Wikipedia - free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.