There are 542 articles in the Encyclopedia of the Great Depression arranged alphabetically for easy reference. The articles range in length from 300 to 5,000 words. Entries are written by 270 scholars from around the world, active researchers in history, American studies, economics, social science, geography, political science, radio and television, literature, and music. Each signed article features several carefully chosen cross-references to related entries as well as a bibliography of print and internet resources. A topical outline appears in Volume I, just after the alphabetical article list. It groups articles by broad categories, thereby offering teachers and readers alike an informed map of the field. A comprehensive index offers yet another entry point for the set, encouraging readers to explore the information contained in these two volumes.