What Do You Need?
How to Cite Your Sources
Why use an Encyclopedia?
Encyclopedias are great places to start your research, especially when you are unfamiliar with a topic. Encyclopedias can:
- provide a succinct overview of a topic written by experts
- identify and define terms used in the field
- help in narrowing a topic
- guide you to other closely related topics
- provide references to other works on the topic that can be used to supplement your research