Below are tips on how to find dictionaries and encyclopedias relevant to your research. If you would like further help please contact one of the University of Illinois's library subject specialists. They can give you more detailed advice on how to find the resources you need.
To search for dictionaries:
Encyclopedias are great sources for background information. Like Wikipedia, the Library's encyclopedia collection covers a broad range of topics; however, encyclopedias have some clear advantages over Wikipedia:
You can search for encyclopedias the same way you can for dictionaries (see instructions above).