The circle of arts and sciences; a comprehensive summary of knowledge, or of a branch of knowledge; esp., a work in which the various branches of science or art are discussed separately, and usually in alphabetical order; a cyclopedia.
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A book or series of books arranged alphabetically by topics containing information on areas of law, including citations to support the information.
A comprehensive reference work containing articles on a wide range of subjects or on numerous aspects of a particular field
A compendium of articles arranged in alphabetical order in one or more volumes or an online format that covers general knowledge such as the Encyclopedia Americana or a specialized subject area such as Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences.
A book, or set of books, or digital version of such, containing authoritative information about a variety of topics, Print encyclopedia arrange entries in alphabetical order, digital versions are usually searchable by keyword or subject. Multi-volume encyclopedias often include an index in the last volume. Also spelled encyclopaedia. Synonymous with cyclopedia. Essay A short literary composition dealing with a single subject usually written from the personal point of view of its author who may not attempt completeness. Essays are often published in collected works.
A work containing information on all subjects, or limited to a special field or subject, arranged in a systematic order. Encyclopedias may be in one volume, or they may be in many volumes in which the various matters will be treated comprehensively.
reference work with entries in alphabetical order
A work containing information on all subjects is a general encyclopedia. A subject encyclopedia concentrates on all aspects of one subject or field.
A reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty.
a reference source containing informational articles that provide brief but thorough overviews of a range of topics; usually arranged by subject with an index volume to help locate subjects that do not have their own alphabetical entry.
A systematic (usually alphabetical) listing of topics, with more substantial descriptions than a dictionary.
a book or a collection of books with a whole lot of neat information about things you never need to know
a book or set of books containing alphabetically arranged articles/entries on numerous topics covering either many branches of knowledge or several aspects of one subject field
a collection of articles about every branch of knowledge
a compendium of researched facts, carried out under the auspices of an editorial authority who subjects each entry to fact-checking
a comprehensive reference source
a coprehensive work that contains information on virtually any and all branches or KNOWLEDGE
a great book and has every retired players's stats in it
a great place to do background research
a huge collection of information about many different subjects
an ordered set whose members are entries that are ordered alphabetically
a remarkable reference -- a fair and honest guide to millions of topics
a set of books in alphabetical order filled with facts, giving information about everything
a set of books that contain information about many different subjects
a source to define subjects, not debate them
a system for collecting dust in alphabetical order
a valuable resource for teachers and students of literature, geography, history, and social sciences, as well as any general reader with an interest in this fascinating subject
A work that contains information on all branches of knowledge usually in articles arranged alphabetically by subject. Also, a work that contains detailed information in articles about one particular subject.
a compilation of individual articles by authorities giving a broad overview and background information. Articles typically include references to authoritative books and articles on a subject. General encyclopedias cover all areas of knowledge; there are also specialized encyclopedias that cover more limited subjects in greater depth
A work containing factual articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged alphabetically. A subject encyclopedia is a similar work, on a single field of activity or a single subject. An encyclopedia can be one volume or many volumes, depending on the amount of material included.
a collection of informational articles providing background, terminology, and chronological events related to a particular subject.
A reference tool containing articles about persons, places or things. General encyclopedias, like the Encyclopedia Britannica, address a wide range or topics, whereas a subject specific encyclopedia, like the Encyclopedia of Birds, is more specialized. See also -- Reference Material
A book or set of books of information articles usually arranged in alphabetical order.
A book or set of books which contains information about topics arranged in alphabetical order. Multi-volume encyclopedias often include an index in the last volume.
General information source which provides overview articles on various branches of knowledge. Encyclopedias may be general or subject-specific.
A useful place to begin your research. Provides an overview and various aspects on a topic.
A work containing informational articles on a single subject or multiple subjects, usually arranged alphabetically.
One or more volumes containing informational articles on subjects in many fields of knowledge or a specific field. Used in research to provide background information. (Unit 2 Starting Your Search)
A comprehensive work, such as World Book,containing articles on numerous topics of general interest.
Summary of knowledge listed under topics with emphasis on historical background and trends, often includes bibliographies.
A compendium of information. Like dictionaries, these can be general ( Encyclopedia Britannica) or specialized by subject ( Encyclopedia of World Cultures).
Found in both print and electronic formats, encyclopedias contain lengthy informational articles, written by experts, on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in print in alphabetical order. They can be general, such as World Book, or subject specific, such as the Encyclopedia of American Education.
a huge collection of articles on many subjects; it can be a set of books, or a computer website or CD-ROM
contains articles on a variety of subjects written by experts, arranged in alphabetical order by topic.
a book or set of books containing articles in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a specific field or subject.
A reference source containing information on a variety of terms, persons, and events; this information may include citations to other works; encyclopedias can be general, covering all topics, or specialized, focusing on a particular subject
exhaustive coverage of a subject.
Compilation of informative articles on subjects.
A reference book containing information on all subjects, or limited to a special field or subject (sometimes in more than one volume).
an information source usually made up of individual articles by experts that provide a broad overview of a topic, background information, and references to authoritative books and articles on the subject. In addition to general encyclopedias like the Britannica, the Spanish-American Institute has encyclopedias on specific fields like music and philosophy.
A book or set of books that contains short, informative articles about a large range of topics, arranged in alphabetical order.
an item which provides background information and an overview of a particular subject, person, place, or event. They summarize and synthesize information from a variety of sources and often include a selective bibliography of authoritative books and articles on a topic.
A reference source containing information on a variety of topics. This information may be supplied in short paragraphs or in lengthy articles that include citations to other works on the same topic. Encyclopedias can be general - covering all topics, or specialized - focusing on a particular discipline such as art or philosophy.
a great book of knowledge
A book giving information and explanations on a very wide range of subjects, usually arranged in alphabetical order.
set of books containing informational articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order.
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A book or set of books containing informational articles on either a specific subject or a wide-rage of subjects, usually arranged in alphabetical order.
A single or multi-volume reference work that provides general background on either a wide range of topics or a more specialized discipline. General encyclopedias include Encyclopedia Britannica and World Book Encyclopedia; specialized encyclopedias include Encyclopedia of Advertising, Encyclopedia of Banking and Finance, Encyclopedia of Bioethics, etc. Many encyclopedias provide bibliographic reverences and make good starting places for research.