Subject encyclopedias can be used as you begin your research. The information contained in these volumes can help you narrow the focus of your research topic, so the results you retrieve will be closely related to the emphasis you have chosen.
The pages of this guide will contain links to the subject encyclopedias we currently have electronic access to through the McKay Library. Use these volumes to find information such as important dates, names, places, and other background information that can help you as you begin the research process.
Encyclopedias can help to find a more manageable topic.
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