Answered By: Sarah Johnson Last Updated: Sep 11, 2014 Views: 42
Reference sources are the best for finding background information and these include encyclopedias (online and in print), handbooks, dictionaries and more.
We have some great online databases that simultaneously search the full-text of hundreds or even thousands of encyclopedias. You can view our full list of Reference databases here:
Finally, if you prefer print encyclopedias, both general and subject-specific, take a look at the reference collection in the library.