Q. Are encyclopedias good sources for essays?
Answered By: Christine Stark Last Updated: Jul 15, 2015 Views: 16
- Generally, encyclopedias should not be cited in essays, nor should they be a primary source of information as they contain only summaries of the research of others.
- However, encyclopedias are often excellent places to begin your research on any particular topic since they provide a general base of knowledge. They can also help direct you toward sources that you can use in your essay. Think of encyclopedias as a starting point that can point you in the right direction.