Encyclopedias

An encyclopedia has always been the place to start your research. In the online world, it still is.

Away from the Library, use your Thomas Ford Library card number to access these websites.

Britannica Library (Away from Library)

Britannica Library (Inside Library)

Britannica Library is a respected general purpose encyclopedia. Adult, teen, and children’s versions of this encyclopedia are available on this site.

Biography in Context

Biography in Context includes nearly a million biographical entries spanning history and geography. Great for biography reports.

Gale Virtual Reference

Search many specialized encyclopedias simultaneously to find authoritative articles for many topics. These sources can be very helpful for students doing homework, business people needing industrial background, or readers interested in historical facts. Try this source as a scholarly alternative to theĀ Wikipedia. Users from home need their library card numbers to log in.