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Research tip

Did you know you can search the encyclopedia right from inside the library catalog by just clicking a buttom? Outside the library you need to have your Carrollton Public Library card handy. (Update: You have to enter your library card number AND the PIN or password for your library account to use databases now. Talk to library staff if you don’t know your PIN or password.)

Just click this button after you do a search

 search encyclopedia button

and your search terms are passed through to encyclopedias at 3 different levels:

  • Encyclopædia Britannica – for high school and adults
  • Compton’s by Britannica – for middle school
  • Britannica Elementary – for elementary school

One more source is always a good idea. It even tells you how to cite the article in both MLA and APA style. You can also find this encyclopedia listed on the database pages. Happy researching!


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