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Kreitzberg Library for CGCS Students

Use Online Reference Sources

Information on the different kinds of online reference resources.

Conducting a Search

The Encyclopedia Britannica includes full text encyclopedia articles and selected internet links.

In the screenshots below, I'm going to demonstrate a search for entries (called articles) on the War of the Roses. Some general searching tips:

  • Don't worry about putting in quotation marks to distinguish phrases.
  • You can choose where you want to search for information. Choose Articles to find encyclopedia articles.
  • If you want to do a more complicated search, use the Advanced Search option.

Doing a search in the Encyclopedia Britannica database

Reviewing Results

As you can see below, my search returned a list of articles.

  • The entry that's most relevant to my search terms appears at the top (Wars of the Roses). 
  • Click on the title link to access the article.

Lists of results for example search in Encyclopedia Britannica

Reviewing an Article

Entries in the Encyclopedia Britannica are called articles.

  • You can see the table of contents for the article on the left side of the page.
  • Under the Related tab, you will find other articles related to this topic.
  • You can print or cite an article using the icons at the top.

Reviewing an example article in Encyclopedia Britannica database