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Best Encyclopedias: A Guide to General and Specialized Encyclopedias

  title={Best Encyclopedias: A Guide to General and Specialized Encyclopedias},
  author={Kenneth F. Kister},
The transformation of the encyclopedia : a textual analysis and comparison of the Encyclopaedia Britannica and Wikipedia
THESIS: The Transformation of the Encyclopedia: A Textual Analysis and Comparison of the Encyclopædia Britannica and Wikipedia
Out of Print
If you were born before 1980 or worked in almost any library before about 2010, you probably remember print encyclopedias. They were staples of the library reference desk and a proud fixture of mostExpand
The encyclopaedia as a form of the book
The findings show that the encyclopaedia has a distinct identity, both in terms of the characteristics for which it is valued, and its physical components, which distinguishes it not just from familiar, much- studied forms of the book such as the novel, but also from other reference books such as dictionaries. Expand
Making “Seventy-Four Corpses … Pay Off”: The Context and Commerce of the Great Books, 1952–1968
In 1965, Forbes magazine explained how American encyclopedia companies, including Britannica, navigated the old antagonisms between culture and commerce. Front and center on the article’s first pageExpand
The Readability of Children's Reference Materials
  • M. White
  • Computer Science
  • The Library Quarterly
  • 1990
This paper assesses the readability of reference books recommended for use with children by looking at fourteen topics commonly sought by children across ten texts, and shows that subject books suggested for reference use withChildren more closely resemble adult encyclopedias in both reading level and the density of ideas per sentence. Expand