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Research Guides

Encyclopedia Collections

Biographical Dictionaries

Additional biographical sources can be found on the Biography guide.

Other Background Information

About Encyclopedias

             

Encyclopedias and dictionaries can provide background information and can be used to identify key people, events and dates which can then be used as search terms for finding additional information. Many also provide a jumpstart on your research by listing related readings.Two collections of English-language online encyclopedias: