Scholarly encyclopedias are useful for concise and credible background information. The articles in scholarly encyclopedias are often written by university professors who are experts in the field.
Here are some examples of scholarly encyclopedias in the SCC Library's reference collection:
International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences (R 300.3 INTERNA)
Encyclopedia of Religion (R 200.3 ENCYCLO)
Encyclopedia of Philosophy (R 103 ENCYCLO)
Scholarly encyclopedias can also be found in two library databases: