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ESL 52: Reading III - In Cold Blood (AL): Encyclopedia Articles

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Online Encyclopedia Articles

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Print Encyclopedias in the Library

The encyclopedias listed below are located in the library, in the short bookshelves.

  • Postwar America (REF 169.12 .P654) - articles on "Crime" and "Rural America"
  • Crime and Punishment around the World: The Americas (REF HV6025 .C7115 2010)
  • Encyclopedia of Police Science (REF HV7901 .E53 2007)
  • American Decades: 1950-1959 (REF E169.12 .A419)
    • Look up “Crime” in the index
  • Greenwood Encyclopedia of Daily Life in America  (REF E169.1 .G7553 2009)
  • Encyclopedia of American Social History, Volume 2 (REF HN57 .E58 1993)
    • Rural Life in the West (pp. 1235-1248), Village and Town (pp. 1249-1258), Great Plains (1001-1015)
  • Greenwood Encyclopedia of American Regional Culture: Great Plains  (REF E169.1 .G7554 2004)

Why to Use Encyclopedias

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.