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Which are the good encyclopedias online?
- Derek JLv 41 decade agoFavorite Answer
I really like Wikipedia for all general enquiries.
Best of all it's totally free.
I've tried others but they only give you very limited access and then it will cost.
IMDb is very good if you're looking for information on movies.
- 1 decade ago
There are several good encyclopaedias on the internet.
There is the community based Wikipedia ( http://en.wikipedia.org/ ), which relies on contributions from the public to build up its articles. For this reason you do need to be cautious about its reliability, but it is generally fine for most topic. It also has an excellent range of topics not covered by other sites.
The behemoth that is Encyclopaedia Britannica is also on-line at http://www.britannica.com/ . As you may expect from a well known brand it is very reliable as a source, but be aware that you may have to pay a subscription fee to access certain articles / parts of certain articles.
A final general encyclopaedia is Microsoft's Encarta formerly of CD-ROM fame. http://encarta.msn.com/ again is an excellent resource, but like Britannica be aware that you may have to pay to view certain articles or certain articles in depth.
- Anonymous1 decade ago
My daughter uses Encarta and wikipedia. and Brittanica