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Why use Encyclopedias?

Encyclopedias can provide you with background information on your topic.  Use them to help you define your topic for an assignment, to gain a better understanding of concepts, and to discover useful keywords for further searching.

*Note: Entries from encyclopedias are usually not appropriate sources for your research paper or annotated bibliography assignments.  This is the research that do before you start your research! 

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