Literature: Dictionaries & Encyclopedias

A guide to literature resources at Grand Valley State University Libraries

Reference Tools

Most of our reference resources are electronic and bundled within other, larger sources like Literature Resource Center and Oxford Reference. 

Choosing a Dictionary or Encyclopedia

Dictionaries and encyclopedias are a great place to start looking for background information about your topic, including: 

  • An overview of a topic
  • Facts and quick answers
  • Paths to other sources
  • Keywords to use in your searches
Subjects: English
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