Subject encyclopedias focus on a particular topic or are written from particular scholarly perspective (sociological, medical, historical etc.). Specialized dictionaries, handbooks, and companions can also provide more nuanced overviews of topics. Use subject or specialized encyclopedias to:
Here is an example of a subject encyclopedia:
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