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Find Topic Overviews

In this section, I will show you 2 types of resources for locating a comprehensive overview on your topic. Online reference collections allow you to cross-search hundreds of digitized reference books to find an encyclopedia entry on your topic. Specialized encyclopedias are also searchable as e-books.


Online Reference Collections

Credo Reference
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Credo Reference is a searchable collection of reference books covering over 20 disciplines. Cross-search millions of full text articles in 800+ dictionaries and encyclopedias from reputable publishers.

Other reference tools

Try searching for an overview in one of these online reference collections.


Selected Encyclopedias: Education
Selected Encyclopedias: Language Education
Selected Encyclopedias: Linguistics