Skip to Main Content

Earth and Planetary Sciences

Profile V2

Encyclopedias, Dictionaries, & Handbooks -- Online

General E-reference Sources

Why use Background Sources?

Resources like encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks can provide you with great background information on a topic.

Use them to help you define your topic for an assignment or to gain a better understanding of concepts discussed in class.

This work is subject to a Creative Commons Attribution NonCommercial 4.0 International license. For exceptions, see the Library Copyright Statement.