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Subject-Specific Encyclopedias

In addition to general encyclopedias, there are special encyclopedias which concentrate on specific subject fields. The articles in these sources are more detailed and frequently more scholarly in tone than those found in general encyclopedias.

Subject-specific encyclopedias usually cover an academic discipline such as music, art, history, science, or education. They often have helpful bibliographies appended to the individual articles, and these lists of additional references can, in turn, direct you to other sources of information on your topic.


Examples of subject encyclopedias include titles such as: