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Online Encyclopedias

Check this guide to find encyclopedias that are online. Some are general encyclopedias; some are specialized, focused on specific subject areas.

General encyclopedias . . .

. . . are used mainly to find background information on a topic that you know little about, or to help find focus areas for your research. They are not considered scholarly resources, and though they are excellent for their purposes, they are usually not cited as references in your research projects.


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