contain factual articles on many subjects.
encyclopedias may have been a major source for research in high
school, in college you'll need sources that contain more depth.
There are two
types of encyclopedias -- general and subject. General encyclopedias
provide overviews on a wide variety of topics. Subject encyclopedias
contain entries focusing on one field of study.
At the NCC's Libraries, encyclopedias
are available in print or electronic format.