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Encyclopedias remain an important source of information

An encyclopedia is a source of knowledge! There are a lot of online free encyclopedias on the internet. You can find encyclopedias for your computer, pda or pocket pc available online. Search for medical or engineering words and get the definition! Or to understand the new bible? Here is more information about encyclopedias.

What is a encyclopedia?
An encyclopedia is described as a comprehensive written compendium that contains information on all branches of knowledge or a particular branch of knowledge. In the second half of the 20th century, there were a lot of large populist encyclopedias, often sold on installment plans. Today a lot of encyclopedias are being published on CD-ROMs for use with personal computers. Microsoft's Encarta was the first which became well-known. Modern encyclopedias are not merely larger compendia, including all that came before them. To make space for modern topics, valuable material of historic use regularly had to be discarded, at least before the advent of digital encyclopedias. Moreover, the opinions and worldviews of a particular generation can be observed in the encyclopedic writing of the time. For these reasons, old encyclopedias are a useful source of historical information, especially for a record of changes in science and technology.

Visit Wikipedia, an encyclopedia build by internet users with 1 million articles!

Look in the Encyclopedia. This is a free encyclopedia with 57,000 articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online
Yes, the Encyclopedia Britannica Online offers a lot of information. It contains the complete Encyclopedia Britannica, Britannica Concise Encyclopedia, Merriam-Webster's Dictionary & Thesaurus, etc.

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