Why use Encyclopedias and Handbooks?
Your time is valuable.
If you're struggling for a research topic, subject-specific encyclopedias are a huge catalog of them. They condense the most important parts of a topic into an introductory entry. Names of important researchers and significant works are often listed. They also often provide an overview of research trends or historical events integral to the evolution of the topic or issue.
If you've already chosen a topic and struggling for search terms to refine it, encyclopedias will help find them.
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Nov. 10: A reminder that the Library will be closed on Monday, 11/12 for Veterans Day. Thank you!
Nov. 9: As we look forward to the last event in our Entrepreneurship Series, we look back on the first event that kicked things off in this reflection piece.
Nov. 6: Come support your peers and watch our finalists pitch their business plans to a panel of judges at the Business Plan Pitch Competition on Saturday, November 10.
Nov. 2: Looking to start your own business? Enter the Business Plan Pitch Competition, the last event in our Entrepreneurship Series, for a chance to win a start-up prize!