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Dictionary

encyclopedia : a work that contains information on all branches of knowledge or treats comprehensively a particular branch of knowledge usually in articles arranged alphabetically often by subject — Webster See also OneLook, Free Dictionary, Wiktionary, Urban Dictionary

Thesaurus

Roget’s II (Thesaurus.com), Merriam-Webster Thesaurus, Visuwords

Encyclopedia

Encyclopedia (also spelled encyclopaedia or encyclopædia) is a type of reference work, a compendium holding a summary of information from either all branches of knowledge or a particular branch of knowledge. Encyclopedias are divided into articles or entries, which are usually accessed alphabetically by article name. Encyclopedia entries are longer and more detailed than those in most dictionaries. Generally speaking, unlike dictionary entries, which focus on linguistic information about words, encyclopedia articles focus on factual information to cover the thing or concept for which the article name stands. — Wikipedia (See also Wikipedia’s Encyclopedias Category)

Britannica

Preservation

History


History of Encyclopedias (Britannica)
List of Historical Encyclopedias (Wikipedia)

Quotation

Quotations Page

Library

WorldCat, Library of Congress, UPenn Online Books, Open Library

Participation

Education


Course

OER Commons: Open Educational Resources

News

Britannica Stories (Encyclopædia Britannica)
NPR Archives

Book

ISBNdb

Government

Document

USA.gov

Expression

Fun



Encyclopedia TV Series (Wikipedia)
Rudiments of Wisdom Encyclopedia (Tim Hunkin)
Cartoon, with A to Z drawings by Tim Hunkin illustrating topics like animals, geography, science, and history.
Check out his entry for “Encyclopaedia

Fiction

Fictional_encyclopedias (Wikipedia)

Poem

OEDILF: The Omnificent English Dictionary In Limerick Form

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