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Encyclopedias Online: Use Subject Encyclopedias to Understand Your Topic: Social Sciences

Use our extensive collection of online encyclopedias to understand the context and background for any research topic from scholars and experts. Encyclopedias are listed by the breadth and depth of subject coverage.


Link to the Encyclopedia or Collection (number of titles) (Specific Subject Strengths)

Sage Reference/Sage Knowledge (250+ titles) (Sociology, Psychology, Education, Management, Politics, Criminology, Media Studies, Research Methods)

Gale Virtual Reference Library (60+ titles) (Business, Sociology, Law, Multicultural Studies, Criminology)

Oxford Reference (370+ titles) (Politics, Geography & Environment, Business & Finance)

International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences (one title--4,000+ scholarly articles across the Social Sciences)

Wiley/Blackwell Encyclopedias (29 titles) (Criminology; Psychology, Cognitive Science and Health; Politics, Society and Social Issues)

CQ Electronic Library (27 titles) (Law, Politics & Government, Political History)

Wiley Online Library (20+ titles) (Communication, Politics and Society, Psychology and Cognitive Science)

SpringerLink Encyclopedias: Psychology (10 titles)

Elsevier [Science Direct] Encyclopedias: Psychology (5 titles)

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