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How to Use Dictionaries and Encyclopedias

  • Get an overview of your topic or issue
  • Learn the definitions of terms and concepts
  • Identify keywords to use in searching for additional information
  • Dictionaries, general or subject encyclopedias, handbooks, etc. are sometimes called "Reference" books.

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Encyclopedias

Online Encyclopedias