Research Survival Guide

                                  
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Encyclopedias

Encyclopedias contain factual articles on many subjects.

There are two types of encyclopedias -- general and subject. General encyclopedias provide overviews on a wide variety of topics. Subject encyclopedias contain entries focusing on one field of study.

Use an Encyclopedia
  • when looking for background information on a topic
  • when trying to find key ideas, important dates or concepts

Examples

  • Encyclopedia of Major Marketing Campaigns (subject encyclopedia)
  • Encyclopedia Americana (general encyclopedia)
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