Prof. Johnson's assignment requires you to find signed entries from encyclopedias. You have access to hundreds of online scholarly encyclopedias through the library databases. You can search for them by topic using the special OneSearch box below which limits your results automatically to encyclopedia articles, or you can search one of our encyclopedia databases. Links to some of these databases are below.
Scroll down for screen shots on how to find and evaluate encyclopedia articles from these resources.
Let's look for some encyclopedia articles on climate change using the OneSearch Reference Box.
The phrase "climate change" is entered into the OneSearch Reference Box as shown below. The phrase is in quotes in order to keep the two words together. (See Search Strategies for more information.)
You can see that OneSearch Reference automatically narrowed the results to reference materials.
I checked Full Text Online to limit in the left hand column to limit results to those you have access to from off campus.
Let's look at one of the results.
Sometimes the title will send you directly to the entry. In this case, It sent us to the entire International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences. We can enter climate change again in the Search in this Publication box as shown below.
There are over 200 results just from the International Encyclopedia of the Social & Behavioral Sciences in the database ScienceDirect.
Let's look at the first entry. In some databases such as this one, if you click on the author's name, the author's credentials will be presented as shown below.
Below is a screen shot showing the elements you will need to compile your MLA working bibliography.
The MLA Library Research Guide can help you with your MLA citations.