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The time seems to be over, that in every family there is a shelf-filling encyclopedias. Nevertheless, it still has its charm not to surf immediately for Wikipedia, but to take one of the weighty volumes in hand and not only to read what we are searching for, but also to browse a few pages of the same letter. The editors of the encyclopedias mentioned below give some short information for free but detailed explications we be charged always. Almost all Encyclopedias are available in the Internet in the meantime.
- The Bibliographische Institut & F. A. Brockhaus
AG publishes the famous "Brockhaus
Enzyklopädie". The basic edition
(latest from the year 1999) contains 24 volumes
(260,000 keywords on 17,000 pages). Meanwhile
there are a number of supplements available.
For the registered owner of the encyclopedia
a further editorial service is free.
One can investigate and receive short information freely so for with a search string .
deutsche Bibliothek is the national bibliographical
centre of the Federal Republic of Germany and
fulfils the function of a national library.
It offers a variety of online services around
the use of dictionaries.
- getabstract.com offers
summaries (8 pages) of more than 2,500 works
in the field of economy, trend research, finances,
management and personality development. They
are immediately available by e-mail and printable
as a PDF file or in other formats. The summaries
("Abstracts") and also 'Mini-Abos'
cost € 9.80.
- German SPECIAL: Encyklopedia of language of the youth, in alphabetical order.
Or de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jugendsprache, or 900 sayings of the Poesiealbum
- Special information
- The most renowned English speaking reference book is the Encyclopedia Britannica. A convenient online research is available at a price of $ 5.00/month.
- The biggest one-volume English dictionary is
You can examine all of the over 51,000 entries online in full text.
The service Infoplease.com also makes the same information base available.
In addition it searches also in dictionaries and historical documents.
- There is a good collection of single Encyclopedias at /edis.win.tue.nl/encyclop.html
- Furthermore there are two interesting services
offering a very large information volume:
- The WWW Virtual Library, described as: "VL is the oldest catalogue of the web. Unlike commercial catalogues, it is run by a loose confederation of volunteers, who compile pages of key links for particular areas in which they are expert; even though it isn't the biggest index of the web, the VL pages are widely recognized as being amongst the highest-quality guides to particular sections of the web".
- Detailed and often updated country information is offered by the US government : The CIA World Factbook
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