Search the library’s collection of over 3000 online subject encyclopedias and specialized reference sources.
A subject or specialized encyclopedia is one that focuses on a particular subject area or discipline. It is meant to provide detailed summaries of information on topics in that specific subject area.
Examples: the Encyclopedia of American Social History; the Encyclopedia of Food and Culture; the Freud Encyclopedia
The online version of one of the most authoritative and comprehensive general encyclopedias.
A general encyclopedia is one that is interdisciplinary (i.e., covers multiple subject areas) and contains summaries of essential information on all branches of knowledge.
A list of Bible encyclopedias available at NU.
Find encyclopedias in the library’s collections.
Note: this will search for full encyclopedias, not encyclopedia articles. To search for encyclopedia articles, click the NU Reference link above.
- Music encyclopedias
- Philosophy encyclopedias
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