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Infonautics Launches Encyclopedia.Com

Magazine article Information Today

Infonautics Launches Encyclopedia.Com

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Infonautics, Inc., provider of Electric Library, has announced that it has launched Encyclopedia.com. The new site introduces the complete text of a respected and best-selling encyclopedia to the Internet--completely free of charge.

Designed to help students of all ages begin their research, Encyclopedia.com places a wealth of information online, says the company. More than 17,000 articles provide free, quick, and useful information on almost any topic. Through extensive cross-referencing, users have the option of expanding their research by linking directly to other articles within the Encyclopedia.com site and to other related Websites. Encyclopedia.com is also linked to the in-depth archives of Electric Library, providing access to millions of documents from magazines, newspapers, books, pictures, and maps. (See Mick O'Leary's Database Review on page 13 of this month's IT for an assessment of the latest version of Electric Library.)

Encyclopedia.com is based on The Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, which is hailed as "the single-volume encyclopedia of choice" by The Wilson Library Bulletin. With entries ranging from short definitions to full-length articles, The Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia provides current information available in major fields of knowledge--from politics, law, art, and history to sports, literature, geography, science, and medicine. …

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