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Encyclopedias and dictionaries

The library has access to a large number of encyclopedias and dictionaries. They give a quick subject overview and suggest words you can use in future searches.

Reference literature at the University Library

We have bibliographies, dictionaries and encyclopedias in both printed and electronic formats. In addition we have general encyclopedias and dictionaries as well as handbooks in most subject areas.

Go to your "Subject guide" for a selection of electronic reference works in your field.

Encyclopedias online - a selection by subject

Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

Portal for e-books
Comprises approx. 100 reference works from Gale Cengage Learning. The titles cover more than 15 different subject areas such as the humanities, social sciences, engineering / technology and the natural sciences. Coverage varies from single volumes up to titles with 10 or more volumes. Link to Gale Virtual Reference Library (GVRL)

SAGE e-Reference

Portal for e-books
Comprises approx. 180 reference works from SAGE publications, the majority in social science with the main area of emphasis in psychology, sociology, political science, education, media and criminology. There are also a number of titles on evaluation and research methods. Link to SAGE e-Reference

Encyclopedias online - a topic selection