Encyclopedias have long been a one-stop-shop for information on a WIDE variety of subjects. Many families used to have these as sets of books that were sort of the “early Google” because they were the one place for families to find information on lots of subjects. (I know, the old days were rough, right?) Modern electronic encyclopedias have evolved to include not only print descriptions of topics, but also audio and video clips as well as links to additional online sources. These encyclopedias are often a great place to start when you don’t know much about your topic and need a way to orient yourself.

Some of our encyclopedias require a password for access. Find a complete list of e-resources and login passwords in the link below. Forgotten the password to open the password list? Come see me in the library or email me: smcnerneyoe@olatheschools.org. Click here for video tutorial of password page.


OEHS Library Encyclopedias

World Book EncyclopediaHow-to Guide
English- select “Advanced” version
Para seleccionar espanol- “Enciclopedia Estudiantil Hallazgos”
Encyclopedia BritannicaHow-to Guide
Select the “High School” version
Britannica Enciclopedia Moderna– Spanish