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Finding Subject Encyclopedias & Almanacs


Oxford Reference Online (full text; current)
A collection of over 100 subject reference books published by Oxford University Press, including several titles from the encyclopedic Oxford Companion series and World Encyclopedia.

Credo Reference (full text; current)
Over 500 reference books and sets from several publishers covering all subject areas, including several specialized encyclopedias.

Columbia Encyclopedia 6th edition, 2005, (InfoPlease)

Columbia Encyclopedia 6th edition 2005, (


World Almanac and Book of Facts

Information Please Almanac

Old Farmer's Almanac


Finding Subject Encyclopedias & Almanacs

One way to locate subject-based reference materials is to browse the reference collection in the call number area(s) assigned to your topic.

All of the reference books in McGraw-Page Library are listed in MaconCat. You can locate reference items in the catalog using a subject or akeyword search, or by title if you know it.

For a subject search, type in a very broad subject discipline or topic as your major heading (i.e. sociology, art, chemistry, philosophy, women, water) and look for the subheadings encyclopedias or dictionaries, which are used for encyclopedias, or look for almanacs or statistics, which are used for almanacs.

The library's online catalog, providing access to books, journals, music, and movies in the library.

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