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Types of Sources Tutorial

Learn about the benefits and negatives of using various source types for your research.

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About Encyclopedias

In this tutorial, you will learn:

  • what type of information you can expect to find in an encyclopedia
  • when it would be appropriate for you to use an encyclopedia for your research
  • where you can search for encyclopedias
  • which database the library subscribes to that is filled with hundreds of encyclopedias

Access an Encyclopedia Using the Catalog

Access a Database with Encyclopedia Entries