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  1. Encyclopedias

  2. Libraries and Encyclopedias Search (Internet Oracle)
      Provides over two dozen search engines from libraries and encyclopedias. 04-07

  3. Encyclopedias (LibrarySpot.com)
      Provides a short list of encyclopedias by several general topics. 1-02

  4. Children's Search Engine (Information Please)
      Provides information for K-12 students from almanacs, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and biographies.

  5. Encyclopedia Britannica
      Provides coverage by subject, but often includes no more than 75 words for free. Includes a search engine. Sometimes visitors misspell as Brittanica or Brittannica. 11-99

  6. Encyclopedia (Encyclopedia.com)
      Provides information by search engine or alphabetic order. Uneven in quality of online material available. Sometimes provides good information and other times provides an incentive to subscribe to the eLibrary, a commercial product. 6-02

  7. Atlas and Geography (Information Please)
      Provides information for K-12 students from an atlas. Select the geographic area from the map and then see the descriptions of government, people, and more.

  8. Columbia Encyclopedia 1 (Columbia University Press) star
      "The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia contains almost 52,000 entries (marshalling six and one-half million words on a vast range of topics), with more than 84,000 hypertext cross-references. Columbia Encyclopedia is among the most complete and up-to-date electronic encyclopedias ever produced." The search engine is very fast and the site includes an index for browsing. 10-04

  9. Columbia Encyclopedia 2 (Bartleby.com)
      "Containing nearly 51,000 entries (marshalling six and one-half million words on a vast range of topics), and with more than 80,000 hypertext cross-references, the current Sixth Edition is among the most complete and up-to-date encyclopedias ever produced." The search engine is slow. 10-04

  10. Encyclozine (Encyclozine.com)
      Focuses more on recreation activities, such as puzzles, than other "encyclopedias." 10-04

  11. -Wikipedia (Wikipedia.org) star
      Provides a "self-correcting" encyclopedia. Visitors can add or correct information through an editing window. The changes are then assessed to ensure that only appropriate and correct information stays on the site. According to a BBC News article dated February 9, 2006, "A December 2005 study by the British journal Nature found it was about as accurate on science as the Encyclopaedia Britannica." 02-06

  12. Internet Public Library (Internet Public Library)
      Provides links to select content by topic and functions somewhat like an encyclopedia. 10-04

  13. Search the Web (Directories and Search Engines)

  14. Columbia Encyclopedia 3 (Factmonster.com)
      Provides a children's interface for the Columbia Encyclopedia. 10-04

  15. Gurupedia
      Provides coverage by subject. 8-05

  16. Comparison of Wikipedia and Encyclopaedia Britannica (Nature.com)
      Nature Magazine carried out a peer review of the Encyclopaedia Britannica and Wikipedia. "The exercise revealed numerous errors in both encyclopaedias, but among 42 entries tested, the difference in accuracy was not particularly great: the average science entry in Wikipedia contained around four inaccuracies; Britannica, about three." 11-06

  17. Citizendium, a Wikipedia Competitor (MSNBC News)
      "Unlike Wikipedia, Citizendium's volunteer contributors will be expected to provide their real names. Experts in given fields will be asked to check articles for accuracy." 03-07

  18. Comparison of Wikipedia and Encyclopaedia Britannica - A Reply By Britannica.com (Britannica.com)
      Nature Magazine carried out a peer review of the Encyclopaedia Britannica and Wikipedia. In this article, Britannica.com contests the findings. 04-07

  19. 05-08-07 Wikipedia to Seek Proof of Credentials (MSNBC News)
      "Following revelations that a high-ranking member of Wikipedia's bureaucracy used his cloak of anonymity to lie about being a professor of religion, the free Internet encyclopedia plans to ask contributors who claim such credentials to identify themselves." 05-07

  20. 08-18-07 Seeing Corporate Fingerprints in Wikipedia Edits (New York Times)
      "The site, wikiscanner.virgil.gr, created by a computer science graduate student, cross-references an edited entry on Wikipedia with the owner of the computer network where the change originated, using the Internet protocol address of the editorís network. The address information was already available on Wikipedia, but the new site makes it much easier to connect those numbers with the names of network owners.

      "Since Wired News first wrote about WikiScanner last week, Internet users have spotted plenty of interesting changes to Wikipedia by people at nonprofit groups and government entities like the Central Intelligence Agency. Many of the most obviously self-interested edits have come from corporate networks." 08-07

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