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 broad 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 (primarily encyclopedias)
Encyclopedias by Subjects
- Arts & Humanities
- Health & Medicine
- Science & Technology
- Social Sciences
Belk Library, Room 136