Encyclopaedia, also spelled encyclopedia, reference work that contains information on all branches of knowledge or that treats a particular branch of knowledge in a comprehensive manner. Encyclopedia Britannica, http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/186603/encyclopaedia
Subject or specialized encyclopedias provide a focus on a topical area and are particularly useful in providing background information when starting research.
Below is a selected list of encyclopedias of interest for criminal justice. To find others conduct a keyword search with a topic and the word encyclopedia; e.g. fraud and encyclopedia.
To locate encyclopedias, use ONESEARCH and conduct a SUBJECT search with a subject and the subheading encyclopedia. Here are some examples: