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Why Use Encyclopedias?

Encyclopedias can be great for helping you find background information and key terms on a given subject. They introduce you to the terminology, concepts, and issues in a given field.

Encyclopedia Britannica Online

Subject-Specific Encyclopedias

You can find more encyclopedias by searching the FGCU Library Catalog.


Wikipedia Do's and Don'ts

DON'T cite Wikipedia in your papers or projects.

DO use Wikipedia to find background information and terminology.

DO look at and evaluate the References at the end of Wikipedia articles. There may be some good stuff!