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What are some good alternatives to Wikipedia?

Last Updated: Aug 24, 2015  |  295 Views

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While the best resource to use depends on the topic and the assignment, these resources, like Wikipedia, offer entries on a wide variety of topics:

Here are some ways to find more dictionaries, encyclopedias, and other reference sources in the Libraries' collections:

  • Electronic Dictionaries and Encyclopedias
    • From the UA Libraries databases page, select "Dictionaries and Encyclopedias" from the Types menu.
  • Electronic Reference Sources and Tools 
    • From the UA Libraries databases page, select "Reference Sources and Tools" from the Types menu.
  • Find reference sources with Scout. Here are three ways:
    • Enter a subject or topic in which you are interested and the word dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, reference, etc..
    • Search for a topic then narrow the results to a particular type of publication by using the Source Types limiter on the left side of the page.
    • Include a publication type in your search. The Scout FAQ lists some options.
Please let us know if we can help you find something in particular.

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