Encyclopedias are collections of short, factual entries often written by different
contributors who are knowledgeable about the topic. There are two types of encyclopedias
-- general and subject. General encyclopedias provide concise overviews on a wide variety
of topics. Subject encyclopedias contain in-depth entries focusing on one field of study.
The best place to find an encyclopedia is in a library. However, some encyclopedias can
be found on the Web.
Use an Encyclopedia