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Hutchinson Encyclopedia Added to eLibrary

Looking for primary source documents? Look no further than the 2011 edition of the Hutchison Encyclopediawhich recently moved into production in eLibrary.

HutchinsonThis respected reference work will replace the 2005 edition already in eLibrary, titled The Hutchinson Unabridged Encyclopedia.  The new version will be available to users via search, publication tab, and reference desk tab in eLibrary, eLibrary Canada, eLibrary Elementary, and eLibrary Australasia .  The 2005 edition will remain in eLibrary’s archive for reference purposes, but will be removed from search, so that users get the most up-to-date edition in their search results page.

In the new version there are a total of 78,599 documents!  Most of these are text article documents but close to 100 of them are Table of Contents documents, which aid in the navigation of this massive resource.

There are 3 kinds of document types associated with this title:

  • Articles
  • Historical documents
  • Essays

These documents include special features such as navigation links, links to other articles in the same publication, videos, audios, country fact boxes, amazing facts, images (which include full size image links and expandable images), memory joggers, quotations and tables.

So, what kind of information can you find in the Hutchinson Encyclopedia? The U.S. Civil War entry includes historic photographs and a colorful map of troop movements.  There is the full-text of the Gettysburg Address.  The entry on air pollution includes a video on the causes and effects of this damaging phenomenon. Listen to the sound an accordian makes in the entry for that musical instrument.

Hutchinson: it’s reference, it’s primary source, it’s multimedia, it’s authoritative…and it’s in eLibrary!

eLibrary offers a range of encyclopedias

Stock image of shelved encyclopediasResearchers often need context when they are researching a topic. Launching in to read a newspaper or journal article without some grounding in the article’s topic can confuse more than illuminate. Encyclopedias are an excellent way to secure the background you need to make sense of more detailed information in periodical sources.

eLibrary has over 1 dozen topical and general reference encyclopedias included in its title list. These include household names like Britannica and Dorling Kindersley and less familiar, but respected names like Mosby and Hutchinson. Some are general reference encyclopedias, while others cover topics like medicine or science. All encyclopedias are 100% full-text and some entries include inline multimedia and links to supporting content. Encyclopedia entries are discoverable within search results and can also be searched or browsed by selecting the Reference tab on the eLibrary starting page. New editions of the encyclopedias are added frequently and past editions are kept in the product for historical reference.

For a complete list of eLibrary’s encyclopedias, along with other reference books and periodicals, visit the eLibrary page on ProQuestk12.com.