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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.
includes the full-text content from over 850 encyclopedias and other reference books covering a broad range of subjects. There are over 3 million articles and 200,000+ images (art, diagrams, maps and photos).
Gale Virtual Reference Library
includes the full-text content from over 200 special topic encyclopedias and other reference books.
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