Encyclopedias are an excellent place to begin research. They will provide background information, terminology to use in searching databases, and often include a bibliography that can be a good start to your research. The library has two types of encyclopedias: general and subject specific.
Subject encyclopedias often have more specific information on a topic.
General encyclopedias are located in the "A" section of the Library of Congress stacks.
All call numbers refer to the library Reference Collection.
Go to the Subject Encyclopedia list under the "Books and More" section on the library webpage or click here, Subject Encyclopedia.
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