Why use an encyclopedia? The Duke University Libraries provide access to hundreds of subject-specific encyclopedias, containing articles written by experts. Encyclopedias can be excellent resources for providing overviews, brainstorming topics, and identifying keywords to use searches.
Online Reference Collections
ABC-CLIO ebook Collection is an online collection of hundreds of history reference titles published by ABC-Clio Greenwood, Praeger, and Libraries Unlimited. This is a fantastic resource, which can be browsed by subject categories or full-text searched by keyword.
Oxford Reference Online provides access to a selection of reference titles. From the homepage, you can click on subject in the upper left-hand corner to browse history titles.
Looking for a specific title?
In the online catalog, add the term encyclopedia to your keyword search. For example, the search american revolution encyclopedia results in a number of possibilities including: