For an overview or background information on various aspects of culture or social sciences related topics, the online encyclopedias linked in this center column are a good place to start. For books or book chapters, try the catalog search blank in the box beneath this one.
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These are collections of subject specific online encyclopedias. Unlike World Book, Britannica, or Wikipedia, they usually cover subjects based on their relevance to a very specific concept or frame of reference rather than trying to address the topic broadly over multiple areas of interest. For instance, all the entries in the Encyclopedia of World Poverty (2006) would be written to address some aspect of poverty or socioecomomic status, rather than trying to address the topics in very broad and sometimes unrelated ways.
Subject encyclopedias are scholarly sources.