Encyclopedias are collections of factual entries often written by different
contributors who are knowledgeable about the topic. There are two types of encyclopedias
-- general and subject. General encyclopedias provide concise overviews on a wide variety
of topics. Subject encyclopedias contain in-depth entries focusing on one field of study.
The best place to find a print encyclopedia is in a library. However, online encyclopedias
are available through the Alabama Virtual Library.
Use an encyclopedia