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How to Research a Topic

Use these steps to research a topic and document your sources.

Subject Encyclopedias

Subject-specific encyclopedias have more detailed articles written by experts in a field. Bibliographies in these sources tend to be more comprehensive.

We have many subject encyclopedias. To find one, Search the Library. Do a keyword search for your subject followed by the word "encyclopedia."

For example: If you need an encyclopedia on education, enter "education encyclopedia" in the search box.

General Encyclopedias


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