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When to Use Encyclopedias
Encyclopedias are ideal for starting research, helping you to focus your research and saving you time. In just a few pages, most encyclopedias provide:
- basic, background information about various topics.
- essential who, what, when, where, where, why, and how of a topic,
- key terminology of the subject
- a bibliography at the end to help you find other quality resources.
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The following databases include the full content of over 700 general and specialized encyclopedias.
is the online equivalent of the most current edition of the McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology, which also includes biographies of scientists, recent science-related news articles, study guides, and web site links.
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