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SPA 325: Encyclopedias

Resources for Professor Rauch's SPA 325 class, Spring 2011

Print Encyclopedias

Online Encyclopedias

Reference books -- refer to these resources when you are looking for factual, authoritative information.  If you are writing about a topic you know little about, sometimes reading an article from an encyclopedia can help you to generate keywords and get a foundation of information.

Online Reference Book Collections:

Gale Virtual Reference Library Rohrbach Library's longest shelf of reference books continues to grow as new titles and sets are added. 

Oxford Reference Center A collection of over 175 reference books from the Oxford University Press.

Reference Center  - current reference resources including encyclopedias, dictionaries, directories, handbooks, thesauri and more