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Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, and Handbooks

Specialized dictionaries will orient you to the meanings of terms frequently used in the subject they cover, including discipline-specific and technical uses of common words.

In the list below:

  • If the title is a physical book, the link will take you to the catalog record, which will tell you where in the library you can find it.
  • If the title is an ebook, the link will take you directly to the resource.

Specialized encyclopedias and handbooks are often the best place to begin your research for several reasons. The brief overview articles they contain can help you organize your thoughts, narrow your topic, and determine keywords for a database search. The bibliography at the end of most articles points you to influential thinkers and writers on that topic, which you can also search in a database.

In the list below:

  • If the title is a physical book, the link will take you to the catalog record, which will tell you where in the library you can find it.
  • If the title is an ebook, the link will take you directly to the resource.

Specialized encyclopedias and handbooks are often the best place to begin your research for several reasons. The brief overview articles they contain can help you organize your thoughts, narrow your topic, and determine keywords for a database search. The bibliography at the end of most articles points you to influential thinkers and writers on that topic, which you can also search in a database.

In the list below:

  • If the title is a physical book, the link will take you to the catalog record, which will tell you where in the library you can find it.
  • If the title is an ebook, the link will take you directly to the resource.

Specialized encyclopedias and handbooks are often the best place to begin your research for several reasons. The brief overview articles they contain can help you organize your thoughts, narrow your topic, and determine keywords for a database search. The bibliography at the end of most articles points you to influential thinkers and writers on that topic, which you can also search in a database.

In the list below:

  • If the title is a physical book, the link will take you to the catalog record, which will tell you where in the library you can find it.
  • If the title is an ebook, the link will take you directly to the resource.

Specialized encyclopedias and handbooks are often the best place to begin your research for several reasons. The brief overview articles they contain can help you organize your thoughts, narrow your topic, and determine keywords for a database search. The bibliography at the end of most articles points you to influential thinkers and writers on that topic, which you can also search in a database.

In the list below:

  • If the title is a physical book, the link will take you to the catalog record, which will tell you where in the library you can find it.
  • If the title is an ebook, the link will take you directly to the resource.
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