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General Encyclopedias
  • Encyclopedia Britannica 
    An online version of the Encyclopedia Britannica, including Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary. The encyclopedia includes maps, tables, and graphs.

  • Encyclopedia Judaica 
    Provides an overview of Jewish life and knowledge from the Second Temple period to the contemporary State of Israel, from Rabbinic to modern Yiddish literature, from Kabbalah to "Americana" and from Zionism to the contribution of Jews to world cultures.

  • New Catholic Encyclopedia 
    Provides scholarly information on persons and subjects related to Catholicism and the humanities, and covers topics such as abortion, divorce, cloning, and reproductive technologies. Includes features biographies of contemporary religious figures, thousands of photos, maps, and illustrations, and bibliographical citations.

  • 1911 edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica
    This site is based upon the Eleventh Edition and contains over 40,000 articles written by over 1,500 authors within their various fields of expertise. What was particularly remarkable was that many of the entries were written by the most famous people of the age.

  • Encyclopedia.com
    Encyclopedia.com, the Internet's premiere free encyclopedia, provides users with more than 57,000 frequently updated articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. Each article is enhanced with links to newspaper and magazine articles as well as pictures and maps - all provided by HighBeam Research.

  • Crystal Reference Encyclopedia 
    The Encyclopedia contains many thousands of entries, ranging from absolute zero to zorilla, and over 83,000 cross-references. With an unparalleled level of accuracy and concision, the Crystal Reference Encyclopedia ensures that the essential facts are always at your fingertips.

  • The Columbia Encyclopedia 
    The scope of the Encyclopedia goes beyond the facts to provide a higher level of enlightenment and knowledge. This is the seventh time in its 69-year history that the Encyclopedia has been revised and updated. Completely updated in February 2004, the digital edition of the Encyclopedia has more than 50,000 articles, 80,000 cross-references, and 40,000 bibliographical citations.

  • The Hutchinson Encyclopedia 
    This new 2001 edition of The Hutchinson Encyclopedia has been systematically and thoroughly updated to include the latest people and topics - from popular culture and sport (Will Smith, Sam Mendes, Denise Lewis) to the most recent developments in science and technology (antibiotic resistance, nanotechnology, genetically modified foods).

  • The Macmillan Encyclopedia 
    Over 26,000 entries cover the world spectrum of human knowledge, including science and technology, countries of the world, space, natural history, medicine, politics, sport, people, literature, art and history.
Subject Specific Encyclopedias
Subject Specific Dictionaries