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ROMS 1102: Speculative Fiction—Science Fiction & Fantasy (Spring 2017): Encyclopedias

A guide to library research

LRC

Literature Resource Center (LRC) A literature database combining biographical, bibliographical, and contextual information on authors and their works (fiction, nonfiction, poetry, drama, history, and journalism).

Encyclopedias & Guides

Specialized subject encyclopedias and dictionaries are excellent sources for overviews and introductions to topics.


General

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Superior to Wikipedia on most topics & disciplines:

Gale virtual reference library 

Sage Reference Online

Oxford Reference Online   which includes
Oxford Companion to Italian Literature