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Biological Sciences Library Guide: Encyclopaedias and Dictionaries

How to find information at UCT Libraries - a library guide for biological science students and academics at UCT.

Starting a search

Before you begin searching for information, you would need to thoroughly understand the topic you are researching. General science dictionaries, subject dictionaries, and encyclopaedias are a good place to begin.  Dictionaries provide definitions of unfamiliar terms, while encyclopedias give explanations and succinct overviews of topics.

Online Encyclopeadias and dictionaries