If you are interested in using free encyclopedias online, here is a great list for you:
- Britannica – The good ol’ Encyclopedia Britannica is available online, instead of weighing down your childhood home’s shelf.
- Encyclopedia.com – “Reference information you can trust.”
- Fact Monster – From Information Please, an online almanac, dictionary, and encyclopedia.
- Info Please – More than 57,000 articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia.
- Wikipedia – “The free encyclopedia that anyone can edit.”
Cassell, K. and Hiremath, U. (2013) Reference and Information Services: An introduction (3rd ed.). Chicago: Neal-Shuman.