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Best Encyclopedias: A Guide to General and Specialized Encyclopedias

@inproceedings{Kister1986BestEA,
  title={Best Encyclopedias: A Guide to General and Specialized Encyclopedias},
  author={Kenneth F. Kister},
  year={1986}
}
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