Need a research topic? The Library can help!

One way to find a topic is by using the subject-specific encyclopedia in the Library’s print and electronic Reference collection.

  • Browse the print encyclopedias’ table of contents and indexes for research ideas. The index is usually included in the last volume of the encyclopedia.
    Examples of some of our print encyclopedias include the Encyclopedia of Sociology, the Encyclopedia of Women and Gender, the Encyclopedia of Education, and the Encyclopedia of Women & Gender.
  • Additionally, browse our online encyclopedia collections using the Dictionaries, Encyclopedias, etc. link from the Library’s homepage.
    Explore Credo Reference and Gale Virtual Reference Library, both of which are online encyclopedia collections and specialized reference resources covering many different subjects.
  • If you find a suitable topic in print or online, take the opportunity to read the entry to gain insight into the topic!

The Reference Staff welcomes  your research questions. We are available to assist you in person, through email, or by phone every day!


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