Reference sources such as encyclopedias, dictionaries, and handbooks can provide excellent information to use for background research on a topic.While you may not be able to cite Wikipedia as a credible source of background information, the library has many excellent subject encyclopedias that can be used and cited for academic papers. Some will be in print and housed in our Reference Collection, but others will be available online.
All of these are also searchable in OneSearch, but can be also searched individually from the links below:
Some subject encyclopedias in our Reference Collection - just a sample, there are many others
Academic encyclopedia and dictionary articles are written by academic authors, rigorously examined by editors, and offered via the libraries' subscriptions from many scholarly publishers. To find encyclopedia articles in OneSearch, follow these tips:
Look for articles from encyclopedias.
If you click on the bookmark icon or pin, it will save into your bookmarks in the upper right hand corner. When you have all the articles you want, you can click on your bookmarks to email the articles to yourself with the APA citations.