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Encyclopedias Online: Overview

This guide provides access to online encyclopedias arranged by subject.

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John Boyd
Belk Library & Information Commons
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Boone, NC 28608
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Subject Encyclopedias

Subject encyclopedias are a good starting point for researching a topic, especially an unfamiliar topic. The library provides access to hundreds of online encyclopedias, arranged here by subjects.

So why use these instead of Wikipedia? I suggest you use these in addition to Wikipedia, because unlike Wikipedia, the encyclopedias provided here are written by experts in a particular field, Wikipedia entries could be written by anyone; see the Wikipedia general disclaimer.

Online Reference Collections




Online Reference Collections