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Classics: Encyclopedias and More

Using an Encyclopedia

As a Background Source

The purpose of an encyclopedia is to provide basic information about a topic. Within the article, you should encounter important terms, the names of notable people, and background information on the topic. This can help you establish a foundation for your research.

Use the Bibliography at the End of an Article

Sources included are considered classic books and articles on the topic.

Encyclopedias and More

Online Reference Collections