Are you just starting to research a topic? Do you need to get more context and background information before reading detailed articles and books? Try searching one of the reference databases below to find an overview of your topic.
Use the dictionaries below to look up the definition or etymology of a word.
The library has encyclopedias about a wide variety of subjects. A few key resources are below; you can find more by searching the library catalogue for the word "encyclopedia" along with key terms about your subject area.
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