Below are a few places you can find definitions and encyclopedia articles. Remember that you will have to login with your myNOVA username and password (the same ones you use to access Blackboard, student email, etc.) to use these resources off-campus.
Use broad terms, as encyclopedias usually provide general overviews of topics.
Use quotation marks ( " " ) around phrases (two or more words); this tells the database to look for the words in a specific order.
An encyclopedia is a type of reference book. Use a reference book to:
You will typically not use a reference book or encyclopedia as a source in your research. The information in these sources is for your own background knowledge.