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Machine Tools: Start Your Research

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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Online Encyclopedias

The following databases include the full content of over 700 general and specialized encyclopedias.

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