Answered By: Andrew Walsh Last Updated: Mar 22, 2016 Views: 226
Reference sources are the best for finding background information and these include encyclopedias (online and in print), handbooks, dictionaries and more.
We have some great online databases that simultaneously search the full-text of hundreds or even thousands of encyclopedias:
- Credo Reference provides full-text online versions of nearly 1200 published reference works from more than 70 publishers in every major subject, including general and subject dictionaries and encyclopedias.
We also have several databases that are best for controversial or "hot-button" isses and include many reference sources as well as other types of articles.
And finally, if you prefer print encyclopedias, both general and subject-specific, take a look at the reference collection in the library.