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ACMA01: Find Resources for your Final Essay

You must use 3 sources for your final essay. You may use encyclopedia entries, books, scholarly articles, or newspaper articles.

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.

How are library encyclopedias different from Wikipedia? 

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

General Online Encyclopedias

Subject-specific Encyclopedias