This is an excellent, scholarly alternative to Wikipedia. It allows you to search back-of-the-book indexes and article titles in thousands of reference books owned by Camden-Carroll Library. If it is an e-book you can access it. If it is a print book you can find its call number and then the volume and page numbers for your topic.
Selected Ebook Encycloepedias
Encyclopedia of Geography - 2010Covers a diverse array of topics to offer a comprehensive and useful summary of the state of the discipline of Geography in the early 21st century.
ISBN: 9781412956970 eISBN: 9781412939591
Border Disputes: a Global Encyclopedia - 2015Provides broad coverage of approximately 80 current international border disputes and conflicts. Each volume begins with an introduction to the type of dispute to be discussed, identifying the conflict as territorial, positional, or functional.
Geo-Data: World Geographical Encyclopedia - 2003Provides entries on the physical geography of every country in the world plus other selected locations. Each entry features a relief map depicting the geography of the location plus detailed text that describes its features, climate and vegetation. Entries are formatted with standardized rubrics to facilitate comparison.