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CELCIS: Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

When to use reference resources

When to Use Encyclopedias, Dictionaries and other Reference Sources

Reference sources, like encyclopedias and dictionaries are a great resource to help you 
  • learn background information on a topic
  • identify important dates, places, and people on a topic
  • identify special vocabulary you need to consider for a topic. 

 

Encyclopedias