An encyclopedia is a type of reference book. Use a reference book to:
How to Search in Online Encyclopedias
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.
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