Subject encyclopedias can be a valuable resource for many research topics.
Entries may clarify concepts and terminology and point to further sources of information.
1. Look under Research on the Library Home Page -- Can you find a Library Guide relevant to your academic interests?
2. Browse by Library Congress of Classification
3. Search the library catalog! See below:
Go to the catalog by clicking the Catalog link below the search window. Next, select the Advanced Search.
On the first line, type encyclopedia dictionary guide [any] To search for any of those three terms
On the next line, add a broad topic term.
Try this search with a different topic, e.g. "dogs" or "biology" or "mechanical engineering" or any other broad, topic word you can think of.
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