Encyclopedias – Reference Sources

Encyclopedias at the Newberry
Encyclopedias at the Newberry

Academic American Encyclopedia. Danbury, CT: Grolier, 1991. Call Number: Ref AE 5 .A23 1991.

The Columbia Encyclopedia. New York: Columbia University Press, 1993. Call Number: Ref AG 5 .C725 1993. A useful, one-volume encyclopedia.

The Encyclopedia Americana. New York: Americana, 1973. Call Number: Ref AE 5 .E333 1973.The New Encyclopedia Britannica. Chicago: Encyclopedia Britannica, 1990. Call Number: Ref AE 5 .E363 1990.

Two previous editions of Britannica are also on the Reference open shelf. The encyclopedia changed the content of its articles over the years; the older editions can provide a contemporary perspective on historical people and events. Also, some articles are written in more depth in the older editions than in the newer.