NOVA buys several collections of encyclopedias online, including the ones listed below. From off campus you will be asked to log in with your MyNova username and password.
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.