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Specialized Information

Sometimes you need a definition, or statistic, or basic fact for you paper that you can't find in a scholarly article. What can make this doubly frustrating is that sometimes you can find the fact in Wikipedia, but you cannot use Wikipedia in your paper. (See Using Wikipedia for more on how to use this popular resource effectively.)

You can find specialized encyclopedia and dictionaries in:

  • Encyclopedia of American Studies
    • Created by John Hopkins University Press which covers arts, cultures and more through American history dating back to pre-colonial days.
  • ProQuest
    • Try using the thesaurus feature in ProQuest to find additional terms and related topics.
  • Gender Studies
    • Oxford reference dictionary of gender studies.

Contact a librarian if you're not finding the information you're looking for.


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