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HUM 5 - Northern Africa Research: START HERE: Encyclopedias

How To Start Your Research

Begin your research by learning about a topic. Start by finding and reading encyclopedia articles to get an overview of your topic. 

Questions about this guide? Ask your librarian for help!

Useful Library Links




Search library databases & find research help


Find passwords to access databases outside of school. 

Encyclopedias - MS

Search for your topic in the encyclopedias listed below. Use important keywords for best results.

Go to the Database Passwords page  to access online resources outside of school or ask your librarian for help. 


Search tip:  Start your search in the Elementary level 1. Go to levels 2 (Middle) & 3 as needed.


Search tip: Start your search in Kids and then search World Book Student for more detailed information.