Free Encylopedia Websites


If you are interested in using free encyclopedias online, here is a great list for you:

  1. Britannica –  The good ol’ Encyclopedia Britannica is available online, instead of weighing down your childhood home’s shelf.
  2. – “Reference information you can trust.”
  3. Fact Monster – From Information Please, an online almanac, dictionary, and encyclopedia.
  4. Info Please – More than 57,000 articles from the Columbia Encyclopedia.
  5. 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.

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