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Encyclopedias and Reference Collections

Use these sources of science explanations, overviews and introductions in order to...

  • Discover a topic that interests you
  • Quickly learn more about an unfamiliar topic
  • Explore your topic from a different perspective (e.g. ethical, ecological; psychological)
  • See how your chosen topic relates to other topics, contexts, & the 'bigger picture'
  • Identify useful keywords to use when searching databases for articles

Get your research off to a good start!

Still can't decide on a topic, & looking for inspiration? Try searching some of the "News & Issues" resources linked from the left-hand menu in this guide.