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ACMB01: Find Resources for your Final Essay

A library guide to assist you in finding the resources you need to complete your ACMB01 assignments

Encyclopedia - FAQ

Why use encyclopedias?  

To find:

  • definitions of terms, keywords
  • background information
  • ideas to start your search

Why avoid encyclopedias?  

Encyclopedias are only meant to give you basic background information to help you understand your topic.

Why use artists/writers' websites? 

To find:

  • Information on artists that are very contemporary
  • links/citations to additional sources about the artist
  • Canadian artists 

How are library encyclopedias different from Wikipedia? 

Online and print encyclopedias from the Library have been checked for accuracy and quality.  Wikipedia hasn't.