These collections allow you to search across multiple different encyclopedias and dictionaries. Using an encyclopedia is a great way to start your research, by getting an overview of the topic.
Gale Virtual Reference Library. Full text of more than 250 specialized encyclopedias, dictionaries, biographical directories and other reference books in the subject fields of criminal justice, economics, history, literature, psychology, religion, science, world cultures, etc. [Click here for alternate access via library barcode]
Sage e-Reference Collection. A collection of over 70 subject encyclopedias, including major titles in criminal justice, research methods, psychology, and social issues from Sage publishers.