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Library of The College of St. Scholastica: Encyclopedias

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The Encyclopedia


Frontispiece to the Encyclopaedia by Denis Diderot, 18th century engraving. Find more illustrations at Art Museum Image Gallery

Getting started with encyclopedias

Admit it. You've used Wikipedia. Not that there's anything wrong with that! So you know how valuable a good encyclopedia article can be - it gives you an overview of topic without the length of a book of the specicifity of a journal article. It's like Baby Bear's bed - it's just right. Use this guide to find great encyclopedia articles written by scholars from works selected by librarians. Your professors will love it!

e-Encyclopedia collections

Dictionaries

Tutorials for Top Reference Resources