Saturday, February 2, 2013

13 Great Encyclopedias for Teachers

Do you still remember those days when encyclopedia first appeared ? Back then they were looked at as a major source of information and buying one would  pose a real financial challenge,  but with the advance of digital technologies  and as internet has taken  over everything we do, the need for encyclopedia has gradually diminished to the point that Britannica announced  in May of last year that " after 244 years of service doing business it is going out of print " according to a report by Media Decoder.Here is how Britannica was mourned :

In an acknowledgment of the realities of the digital age — and of competition from the Web site Wikipedia — Encyclopaedia Britannica will focus primarily on its online encyclopedias and educational curriculum for schools. The last print version is the 32-volume 2010 edition, which weighs 129 pounds and includes new entries on global warming and the Human Genome Project.
“It’s a rite of passage in this new era,” Jorge Cauz, the president of Encyclopaedia Britannica Inc., a company based in Chicago, said in an interview. “Some people will feel sad about it and nostalgic about it. But we have a better tool now. The Web site is continuously updated, it’s much more expansive and it has multimedia.”

However now that these print dinosaurs have been out of style since the internet was born , some of them continue with online versions. In today's post I am sharing with you some of the best encyclopedias online. Check them out in the list below

1- Encyclopedia Mythica

Mythica is an encyclopedia on mythology, folklore, and religion

This Encyclopedia covers everything that has to do with psychology
World Book has been committed to publishing encyclopedias and other reference products that meet the highest standards of editorial excellence while keeping pace with the technological developments that define the computer age.
4- Academic Kids Online Encyclopedia

This one here is an encyclopedia for kids it covers different topics from biology and science to art and culture
5- Art  Encyclopedia

As its name indicates , this encyclopedia provides information on artists, art albums and art museums and many more
6- The Classic Encyclopedia

The 1911 Classic Encyclopedia project works to bring to you the renowned 1911 Edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica
7- Biography

Biography is a website where you can have access to biographies of celebrities and history figures
8- The Encyclopedia of Television

The Encyclopedia of Television includes more than 1,000 original essays from more than 250 contributors and examines specific programs and people, historic moments and trends, major policy disputes and such topics as violence, tabloid television and the quiz show scandal.
9- Encyclopedia Titanica

This is where you can discover everything about Titanic
10- Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy

This one provide open access to detailed, scholarly information on key topics and philosophers in all areas of philosophy
11- Smithsonian

the Smithsonian is the world's largest museum and research complex, consisting of 19 museums and galleries, the National Zoological Park and nine research facilities.

Since 1901, the Nobel Prize has been awarded annually as per Alfred Nobel's last will and testament. This site maintains information on all winners in all categories. Click on any Nobel category at left (literaturephysicschemistrypeaceeconomics, or physiology & medicine) to see an annotated, hyperlinked list of all Nobel laureates in that category.
13- Atlapedia

This section provides facts, figures and statistical data on geography, climate, people, religion, language, history, economy & more..

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