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Search online encyclopedias provided by Metropolitan State University Library.
Encyclopedias are a great place to begin your research, gather background information, or explore possible research topics.
Encyclopedia Britannica Online
The online version of the classic encyclopedia, with graphs, photos and movies. Supplemented with the Merriam-Webster Dictionary and Thesaurus, a world atlas, a timeline, and a year in review feature. Articles include links to relevant websites.
Gale Virtual Reference Library
Gale Virtual Reference is a collection of reference "e-books" that is searchable just like a database. The collection is made up of authoritative and respected subject encyclopedias and more.
Oxford Reference Online
A collection of electronic reference books published by Oxford, including bilingual dictionaries, English dictionaries and reference tools, subject-specific dictionaries, and quotation books.