Order, unity and continuity are human inventions just as truly as catalogues and encyclopedias. — Bertrand Russell
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
Creating a dictionary’s spurred
By an urge to define every word;
While for topics unbounded
A large and well-grounded
Encyclopaedia’s often preferred. — Roger Vick
Encyclopaedia is a reference work that contains information on all branches of knowledge or that treats a particular branch of knowledge in a comprehensive manner. — Encyclopædia Britannica
Encyclopædias bulging with lore
(Gallimaufries of facts to explore,
Were a staple of sales (door-to-door). — Rusty
Encyclopaedias : their history throughout the ages: a bibliographical guide with extensive historical notes to the general encyclopaedias issued throughout the world from 350 b.c. to the present day (Robert Lewis Collison)
History of Encyclopedias (Encyclopædia Britannica)
List of Historical Encyclopedias (Wikipedia)
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“
Here are links to pages about closely related subjects.
2. The information on this page was initially developed in the year 2000 while Mary E. Hopper was taking a course entitled LS407 Reference/Information Services at the Simmons Graduate School of Library and Information Science. It was a legendary, very rigorous course taught by Dr. Allen Smith.