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An encyclopedia is reference material and a tertiary source. A tertiary source is a collection of primary and secondary sources. A tertiary source is good place to get an overview of a subject.
Other examples of tertiary sources:
Encyclopedias are considered scholarly sources if the content is written by an academic for an academic audience. Encyclopedia entries are reviewed by an editorial board but they are not peer-reviewed.