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INTRODUCTION

Encyclopedia is: a work that contains information on all branches of knowledge or treats comprehensively a particular branch of knowledge usually in articles arranged alphabetically by subject.
This section provides links to encyclopedic resources that have ready reference values.

 


GENERAL RESOURCES           

 TITLE: Encyclopedia & Reference Resource
DESCRIPTION: Browse articles in all areas of topics within Earth & Environment, History, Literature & Arts, Health & Medicine, People, Philosophy & Religion, Places, Plants & Animals, Science & Technology, Social Science, Law, Sports, Everyday Life, and more. Includes Country Studies and North America Gazetteer.
KEYWORDS: encyclopedia, earth, environment, history, Literature, Arts,  philosophy, religion
TITLE: Encyclopaedia Britannica
DESCRIPTION: Provide the world's most authoritative and comprehensive information, Britannica has covered virtually every field of knowledge. It also includes biographies, gallery demo, its own online bookstore, etc. Searchable index.
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KEYWORDS: encyclopedia

 
TITLE: Encyclopedia & Biography
DESCRIPTION: A keyword searchable meta-index for locating names, terms and phrases in encyclopedias and biographical dictionaries.
KEYWORDS: encyclopedias, biographies

 
TITLE: The Encyclopedia Mythica
DESCRIPTION: "The Encyclopedia Mythica is an on-line encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and legend. It contains hundreds of definitions of gods and goddesses, supernatural beings, legendary creatures and monsters from all over the world."--Metadata description field. There are over 200 mythology images on the site.
KEYWORDS: encyclopedias, mythology, folkore, legends, gods, goddesses

 
TITLE: Encyclopedia.com
DESCRIPTION: Provides "more than 17,000 articles from the Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, third edition ... free, quick and useful information on almost any topic"--Title screen.
PUBLISHER: Infonautics Corporation
KEYWORDS: encyclopedia

 
TITLE: Symbols.com
DESCRIPTION: "Claims to be the world's largest online encyclopedia of graphic symbols.... contains more than 2,500 Western signs, arranged into 54 groups according to their graphic characteristics. In 1,600 articles their histories, uses, and meanings are thoroughly discussed. The signs range from ideograms carved in mammoth teeth by Cro-Magnon men, to hobo signs and subway graffiti."--Title screen.
E-MAIL: webmaster@symbols.com
KEYWORDS: encyclopedia, symbols

 


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