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Getting Started!

Welcome to the ENCYCOPEDIAS Subject Guide!

This guide is designed to help you with research on topics using ENCYCLOPEDIAS avaiable through MSU Libraries. We have hundreds of encyclopedias to help in your research.

Encyclopedias are a great place to start your research! Their articles provide overviews of topics and refer you to other helpful resources.

The first five tabs on the top row provide links to encyclopedias by their individual titles, such as the Encyclopedia of Art.. The next four tabs on the second and thid row provide links to encycopedias by broad topics like biology, geology, music, politics, or science.

If you need help, please contact me personally (see contact information at right) or the Reference & Government Information desk at 417-836-4535.

To navigate the guide, use the tabs at the top to find different kinds of materials.


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William B. Edgar

Reference Librarian

Email: BillEdgar@missourstate

Phone: 417-836-4529


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