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Encyclopædia Britannica is the oldest English-language general encyclopaedia. This online version provides a combination of content from Encyclopædia Britannica, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines, periodicals, and other handy research tools such as "Compare Countries" and "This Day in History".
One unique feature is the ability to visualize the connections between different topics in the database. This is an excellent way to explore a topic, and a great tool to help stimulate your thinking when you need to come up with a research question.
Cambridge Companions are a series of authoritative guides, written by leading experts, offering lively, accessible introductions to major writers, artists, philosophers, topics, and periods.
These companions cover topics in the following subject areas:
Covers contemporary social and political issues, such as terrorism, stem cell research, and gun control, by presenting evidence for both sides of the debate, in the form of academic articles, primary sources, statistics, and viewpoint essays.
These subject bibliographies have been collaboratively developed by leading scholars and librarians from around the world. Combining the best of annotated bibliographies and high-level encyclopedias, you will be quickly guided to the best scholarship available in your subject.
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