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Library of The College of St. Scholastica: Encyclopedias

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The Encyclopedia

Frontispiece to the Encyclopaedia Book

Frontispiece to the Encyclopaedia by Denis Diderot, 18th century engraving. Image from Art Museum Image Gallery

Spanish-Language Encyclopedia

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


Tutorials for Top Reference Resources