Welcome to the ENCYCOPEDIAS Subject Guide!
This guide is designed to help you with research on topics using ENCYCLOPEDIAS available 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 tabs on the top row provide links to encyclopedias by their individual titles, such as the Encyclopedia of Art.. The tabs on the second row provide links to encyclopedias 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 Research & Instruction Help 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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