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Reference Sources on the Web ...selected by your librarians

Encyclopedias are works that contain information on all branches of knowledge or treats comprehensively a particular branch of knowledge usually in articles arranged alphabetically by subject.


General Encyclopedias


Britannica Encyclopedia
http://www.britannica.com/
Provide the world's most authoritative and comprehensive information, Britannica has covered virtually every field of knowledge.

Columbia Encyclopedia
http://www.bartleby.com/65/
Containing nearly 51,000 entries, and with more than 80,000 hypertext cross-references.


Special Subject Encyclopedias


Catholic Encyclopedia
http://www.newadvent.org/cathen/
An excellent tool for historical and biographical research in Catholic religion

Symbols.com
http://www.symbols.com/
Contains more than 2,500 Western signs with their histories, uses, and meanings are thoroughly discussed.

The Encyclopedia Mythica
http://www.pantheon.org/
An on-line encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and legend. It contains hundreds of definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings, legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world.

Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy
http://www.utm.edu/research/iep/
Provides a good overview and introduction to both philosophers and philosophy subjects.

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