A unique research tool for reliable introductory information. It contains detailed information about the library’s collection of specialized subject encyclopedias and scholarly compendia. It covers the library’s print collection as well the collection of electronic reference works. It saves time, by offering readable outlines of the major themes and issues of a topic, thereby narrowing down the time required exploring scholarly journal articles or monographs. Graduate and other advanced students also find it a valuable source for narrowing down thesis and dissertation topics.