Print version[ edit ] 15th edition of the Britannica. The last three volumes are the Book of the Year black spine and the two-volume index cyan spine.
Wikipedia[ edit ] An image estimating the size of a printed version of Wikipedia as of August Inthe English-language Wikipedia more than doubled in size, and many smaller Wikipedias have grown by a higher multiple.
In Junethere were more than 11 million articles in all Wikipedias and 3. Many of the articles are of poor quality and some mainstream encyclopedia topics are not covered adequately. However, new articles will probably always be created in large numbers, as Wikipedia's conventions on acceptable article topics incorporate huge numbers of potential new articles every year newly prominent people, current events, media products, physical products, etc.
In mid, the rate of new article creation was still rising, but only slowly. Modelling Wikipedia's growth for more on Wikipedia's growth rate and expected future size. Other online encyclopedic resources[ edit ] There are many other online databases which combine several encyclopedias and encyclopedic dictionaries and allow users to search all of the works simultaneously.
One example is Oxford Reference Online—a database of encyclopedias and encyclopedic dictionaries, offering about 1. GaleNet—which is likely the largest named so far—offers users the ability to search several encyclopedia databases, including the Biography Resource Center 1, peopleGale Virtual Reference Library reference books and the Science Resource Center 51 titles among others.
Paper encyclopedias[ edit ] The largest paper encyclopedia ever produced is possibly the Yongle Encyclopediacompleted in in 11, books, million Chinese characters and commissioned by the Yongle Emperor. The Yung-lo ta-tien was a collection of excerpts and entire existing works, rather than an original work.
Only two copies were made and all that survives is a small fraction of one copy. Comparison of encyclopedias[ edit ] Further information: Size in volumes The factual accuracy of parts of this Wikipedia page those related to section may be compromised due to out-of-date information.
Please update this Wikipedia page to reflect recent events or newly available information. Relevant discussion may be found on the talk page. April Numbers regarding total characters are based on an estimated average word length of five, plus a space, or six characters per word.United States, country in North America, a federal republic of 50 states.
Besides the 48 conterminous states that occupy the middle latitudes of the continent, the United States includes the state of Alaska, at the northwestern extreme of North America, and the island state of Hawaii, in the.
A well-known comparison is that of Kenneth Kister, who gave a qualitative and quantitative comparison of the Britannica with two comparable encyclopaedias, Collier's Encyclopedia and Language: English.
Encyclopedia Americana, general encyclopaedia that was the first major multivolume encyclopaedia to be published in the United States (–33)..
Compiled and edited by Francis Lieber, Americana was first published in 13 volumes. Subsequent editions were published in (20 volumes) and –20 (30 volumes), and the encyclopaedia was thereafter continuously revised.
Encyclopédie: Encyclopédie, (French: “Encyclopaedia, or Classified Dictionary of Sciences, Arts, and Trades”), the 18th-century French encyclopaedia that was one of the chief works of the Philosophes, men dedicated to the advancement of science and secular thought .
A well-known comparison is that of Kenneth Kister, who gave a qualitative and quantitative comparison of Collier's Encyclopedia with the Encyclopædia Britannica and the Encyclopedia Americana.
A Comparison of Encyclopedia Americana and Encyclopedia Britannica, Two Most Popular English Encyclopedias PAGES 4. WORDS 2, View Full Essay. More essays like this: encyclopedia americana, encyclopedia britannica, english encyclopedias.
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