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ESL 52: Reading III - Fahrenheit 451 (Carlson - AL): Encyclopedia Articles

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Online Encyclopedia Articles

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Why Use an Encyclopedia?

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,
  • Discover important background information related to your topic.

Search Tips

Since encyclopedia articles focus on basic, general information about a topic, what you type in the search box should also be general:

YES:  cold war

YES:  cold war AND effects

NO:  effects of the cold war on the american lifestyle in the 1950s