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General Studies Research Guide: Encyclopedias & Dictionaries

This research guide features resources and strategies for finding information and conducting research related to CGS.

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Reference Resources

Reference resources are a great way for you to get a brief concept of a person, place, thing, or event.  Using a reference resource can often tell you the main events of a person's life or the main parts of a battle.  While your professor may not want you citing a general encyclopedia such as our Encyclopedia Britannica, some may allow you to cite more subject specific resources as described in the links below. 

Online Encyclopedias and Dictionaries