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History: Encyclopedias

A researcher's guide to History resources at the University of Lethbridge Library.

General/Topic Specific Encylopedias

Like dictionaries, encyclopedias may be general or topic specific. A general encyclopedia gives information on many subjects. An example of this type of resource is The new enclopaedia Britannica. We have copies of the volumes that make up this resource in our Oversize Collection. Click the link to see its record in the library cataglogue.

The New Encyclopaedia Britannica

UofL Oversize Collection AE 5 E363 2007 10 volumes

 

This is a very in-depth encyclopedia with approximately 6500 articles on a wide variety of topics. To help readers access the topics they need, the encyclopedia includes an index.

Topic specific encyclopedias give information on many aspects of one particular subject or topic. For example, the Oxford encyclopedia of women in history is an encyclopedia whose entries are about the topic of "women in history". The volumes that make up this encylopedia are kept in the library's Reference Collection. Click the link to see how this resource appears in the library catalogue.

The Oxford encyclopedia of women in history 

UofL Reference Collection HQ 1121 O93 2008 4 volumes

 

This encyclopedia offers approximately 1250 entries about women, as well as many other topics that relate to women. It has entries about many geographical locations, has a global perspective and its contributors come from all over the world.

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Electronic Reference Sources

A selection of ebook encyclopedias