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Subject Encyclopedias and Dictionaries

Subject encyclopedias can cover a topic in more detail than a general encyclopedia and often provide a good bibliography at the end of an article. Use the index volume of the encyclopedia to find the proper volume number and pages for your topic.

Here is a list of 24 selected subject encyclopedias and guides which you may find useful for your topic. For more titles in various disciplines, try Credo Reference or Oxford Reference Online.

 

1

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History


 

E185 .E54 2006 (Reference)

 

 

African Americans at war : an encyclopedia

 

U52 .S88 2004 (Reference)

2

Dictionary of American History

 

E174 .D52 2003 (Reference)

3

A Hypertext on American History

 

 

Online
http://odur.let.rug.nl/~usa/

4

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia

 

 

QL3 .G7813 2003 (Reference)

5

Encyclopedia of World Art

 

 

N31 .W6 (Reference & General)

6

Grove Art Online

 

 

Online version [COD Library Card required]

7

Encyclopedia of Bioethics

 

 

QH332 .E52 2004 (Reference)

8

WebMD: Health A-Z

 

 

Online
http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/common-topics/default.htm

 

9

Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice

 

HV6017 .E52 2002 (Reference)

 

10

Crime and Law Enforcement Virtual Encyclopedia

 

 

Online
http://www.refdesk.com/crime.html

11

The Encyclopedia of world history

 

D21 .E578 2001 (Reference)

 

12

Encyclopedia of Human Rights

 

JC571 .E67 1996 (Reference)

 

13

Oxford Companion to Law

 

K48 .W34 (Reference)

 

14

The Gale encyclopedia of nursing & allied health

 

RT21 .G353 2006 (Reference)

 

15

The New Grove Dictionary of Music and Musicians

 

ML100 .N48 2001(Reference)

Online version [COD Library card required]

16

Encyclopedia Mythica: An Encyclopedia on Mythology, Folklore and Legend

 

 

Online
http://www.pantheon.org/

 

17

The Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

 

 

Online
http://www.iep.utm.edu/

18

Encyclopedia of Psychology

 

BF31 .E517 2000 (Reference)

 

19

Encyclopedia of Religion

 

BL31 .E46 2005 (Reference)

 

20

McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science & Technology

 

Q121 .M3 2007 (Reference)

 

21

Encyclopedia of Social Work

 

HV35 .S6 1995 (Reference)

 

22

Encyclopedia of Sociology

 

HM425 .E5 2000 (Reference)

 

23

World Geographical Encyclopedia

 

G63 .E5213 1995 (Reference)

 

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