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HUM 220: Introduction to African American Studies (Grant - AL): Encyclopedia Articles

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Online Encyclopedias

Use these online encyclopedias to find brief articles about the person you are researching.  When using these from off campus, you will be prompted to log in with your MyNOVA username and password.

Why to Use Reference Books

An encyclopedia is a type of reference book. Use a reference book to:

  • Define important vocabulary words related to your topic,
  • Find a basic overview and main issues related to your topic,
  • Find references to additional resources, and
  • Discover important background information related to your topic.