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Encyclopedias, etc.

Heartland Community College understands that access to resources is vital to education. Heartland Library meets your information needs by providing credible sources for basic information as well as hot topics.

Note: These resources are only available to current students and employees through myHeartland or on campus in the Open Computing Lab.

How can I find the information on hot topics I need?

  • CQ Researcher
    Great for hot topics or pro/con papers.
  • Points of View
    Contains pro/con essays, topic overviews, newspaper and magazine articles.

How do I find the background information I need for my research?

  • Encyclopedia Britannica
    Look up basic facts about a variety of topics. The site also links to dictionaries, Web sites and articles.
  • Funk and Wagnall's Encyclopedia
    An encyclopedia that gives general background information about a variety of topics.
  • Literary Reference Center
    A collection of works about authors and their books, including full-text journal articles, encyclopedia entries, plot summaries, criticisms, author biographies and some full-text books available through Project Gutenberg.
  • Oxford English Dictionary
    This dictionary offers a complete history of words--including when they were first used in publications, where possible.