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Misty Schattle

Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

Specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries provide a starting point for research.  In addition to providing definitions and brief overviews, specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries can provide background information, historical perspective, terms to be used when searching the literature, and references to important research in the field. Listed below is a sampling of specialized encyclopedias and dictionaries available at the NGL; additional titles can be located using the library catalog.

Reference Databases


Handbooks provide a synthesis of background material which is scattered throughout the literature.  There are a large number of handbooks in the field of education; many are designed for specific subject areas. Below is a sampling of those available at the NGL.


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