What are the best online encyclopedias?

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    #1Wikipedia

    Wikipedia

    Wikipedia is an open-source free online encyclopedia hosted by a non-profit organization Wikimedia Foundation. Registered users can edit entries and pages to make it helpful.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Han Yao
    Written on July 29, 2019
    "Absolutely the best free online encyclopedia around! The only downside on this is that pages on Wikipedia can now be edited easily, which decreases its credibility as a legit information resource."
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    #2EOL

    EOL

    Encyclopedia of Life is one of those online encyclopedias that focuses more on the living nature of planet Earth. It has collaborated with many institutions to make its site updated.

    Websites

    Free

    Luis Venegas
    Written on July 29, 2019
    "This is as equally valuable as encyclopedia Britannica online, especially for the eyes of a biologist like me. EOL is very important in our lives."
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    #3Encyclopedia.com

    Encyclopedia.com

    Encyclopedia.com is an online encyclopedia which already won an award back in 2009 and 2010. It was created by Infonautics and has been around since the internet's early years in 1998.

    Websites

    Free

    Annie Xu
    Written on July 29, 2019
    "This encyclopedia online provides so much information that it feels just like reading a hard bound encyclopedia on my lap. The difference is that I'm not, but the information that I digest is actually the same."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that one of the writers of the first encyclopedias is also considered the patron saint of the internet and computers? Saint Isidore of Seville, also known as the Schoolmaster of the Middle Ages, is an extremely learned man and was also credited with writing a dictionary, a history of the world beginning with the first creation, and many other works of knowledge. Another fun fact is that one of the three figures on the crest of the Sevilla FC is modeled after Saint Isidore's likeness. Additionally, The Order of St. Isidore of Seville is an order formed during 2000 which promotes Christian chivalry online, of which members of said order may receive modern-day knighthood!

Encyclopedias are still in use during the present time, oftentimes providing summaries of knowledge from a specific field or all branches of discipline. This particular reference work focuses on information and facts regarding a subject matter written within. Even Wikipedia, the primary source of information for both students and professionals alike, is an online encyclopedia which contains almost every single person, object, place, or event in existence, including every single piece of known information about them. All throughout the years, it comes without a doubt that encyclopedias have evolved and will continue to evolve, as well as the fact that people will still continue to use it, in one form or another.

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    #4EcuRed

    EcuRed

    EcuRed is one of those free online encyclopedias that differs in its default language. One can truly say that this website is a Cuban encyclopedia because of the Spanish language.

    Websites

    Free

    Rajesh Pawar
    Written on July 29, 2019
    "On-Line Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences deserves to be in this list than this foreign Encyclopedia book that I cannot even understand. 😂"
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    #5Scholarpedia

    Scholarpedia

    Scholarpedia looks similar like Wikipedia, but this digital encyclopedia was established and is being curated by faculty experts and researchers. Users can use this website for free.

    Websites

    Free

    Sean Chang
    Written on November 6, 2018
    "This is one of the best online catalogs out there as it has even the rarest books on Quantum Gravity, which I really love. It's not for everyone but is very helpful for very scholarly readers. Great job!"
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    #6Encyclopedia Britannica

    Encyclopedia Britannica

    The Encyclopædia Britannica is a general knowledge English-language encyclopaedia written by about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,000 contributors, who have included 110 Nobel Prize winners and five American presidents.

    Websites

    Free

    Yu Ma
    Written on November 6, 2018
    "Britannica has a great catalog. I love that is a good alternative to the usual web references and I use it a lot for my research papers!"
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    #7Questia

    Questia

    Questia is a free online encyclopedia which includes more than 52,000 entries from the Columbia Encyclopedia, which features loads of supplemental goodies. Users may browse the sites library collection by topic or by publication type.

    Websites

    Free

    Sai Jain
    Written on November 6, 2018
    "My favorite site to read journals. Nice collection"
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    #8Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

    Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

    The IEP is a free website which presents access to academic and peer-reviewed information on key topics of philosophy. It is highly selective of publishing content, usually provided by different experts on the field of philosophy.

    Websites

    Free

    Zhang Li
    Written on November 6, 2018
    "IEP was really helpful to me. Got to use it quite a lot for my thesis references 👊"

Summary

Best What are the best online encyclopedias
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1WikipediaApps 0 Free
2EOLWebsites 0 Free
3Encyclopedia.comWebsites 0 Free
4EcuRedWebsites 0 Free
5ScholarpediaWebsites 0 Free
6Encyclopedia BritannicaWebsites 0 Free
7QuestiaWebsites 0 Free
8Internet Encyclopedia of PhilosophyWebsites 0 Free
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