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Encyclopedias Online: Use Subject Encyclopedias to Understand Your Topic: Science & Engineering

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.


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AccessScience from McGraw-Hill (one title--9,000 articles; 115,000 definitions: Science & Engineering, Medicine)

SpringerLink Encyclopedias (89 titles) (Life Sciences & Biomedical, Earth Science and Geography, Environmental Science, Computers)

Oxford Reference (Earth Science, Life Sciences, Medicine)

Elsevier [Science Direct] Encyclopedias (20 titles) (Life Sciences; Earth, Environmental & Atmospheric Sciences; Food Science)

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