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Encyclopedias

Databases Available to Nebraskans

Websites Selected by Librarians
  • Britannica Online
  • Encyclopedia.com more than 17,000 articles from The Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia
  • Factmonster.com includes an on-line dictionary and encyclopedia.
  • How Stuff Works ever wonder how your car engine works or what makes your refrigerator cold?
  • Information Please a combination encyclopedia, dictionary, and several up-to-the minute almanacs, loaded with statistics, facts and historical records
  • Jewish Encyclopedia contains the complete contents of the 12-volume Jewish Encyclopedia, which was originally published between 1901-1906. The Jewish Encyclopedia, which recently became part of the public domain, contains over 15,000 articles and illustrations
  • Symbols.com online encyclopedia of western signs and ideograms
  • TechWeb Technology Encyclopedia Over 10,000 definitions to technology terms and concepts
  • World Factbook basic information on countries of the world including population, governance, economy, geography, people, transportation, defense, and communication