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Encyclopedias and dictionaries

Use this selection of online encyclopedias and dictionaries to find background information, overviews and key resources from articles' bibliographies.  Useful for comps.  

Continuously updated.  Focus on ancient Mediterranean civilizations, from the Bronze Age to the 7th Century CE. 

 Screenshot of search within The Encyclopedia of Ancient History
Step 1: Click Search in the Book

Step 2: Type search terms in SEARCH FOR box

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