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Search tips: How to locate Humanities encyclopedias in the library collections

Some good searches in NUsearch for Humanities encyclopedias include:

  • American poetry --Encyclopedias
  • Poets, American --Biography --Encyclopedias
  • Translating and interpreting --Encyclopedias
  • Comparative literature --Themes, motives --Dictionaries
  • French literature --Dictionaries

  1. The above keyword searches can be run as NUsearch as subject searches by using the Browse search feature. To use the browse feature start at the main search page of NUsearch and follow these steps:

  2. Click the Browse search link above the search box:
  3. Select Subject to browse the subject list:


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