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LBS 3020 - Writing the Interdisciplinary Essay

Using Encyclopedias

Encyclopedias/ reference resources are meant to offer an overview of a particular topic: background information, essays by specialists, and resources recommended for deeper research. 

 Gale Virtual Reference Library:
A database of electronic reference sources. Try a keyword search for descent of man , Darwin, frontier and Turner, technology and Frankenstein,etc. to get an overview of your topic.

The Cal State LA Library also offers many individual electronic reference resources, such as...


John F. Kennedy Memorial Library
California State University, Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90032-8300