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  • proper n. Short form of the Encyclopædia Britannica; the oldest English-language general encyclopedia.


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  • Leveraging Britannica’s Content With WebShare by Paula J. Hane, Newsbreaks (June 2) You might think the venerable Encyclopaedia Britannica is a dinosaur, pushed out of existence by free web-based resources such as Wikipedia and Google.

    Internet News: Rule Britannica

  • 'I read it in The Times' or perhaps 'I read it in the Encyclopaedia Britannica' is a more likely and a more definite answer to the question 'How do you know?' than 'I have observed it' or 'I know it from an observation I made last year'.

    Contemporary Mythologies

  • Again via Dave, Encyclopaedia Britannica is continuing its efforts to remain relevant for the web 2.0 world by inviting user-generated content and edits (again).


  • Pandia questions whether it can work - especially since Britannica is keeping much of its encylopedia behind for fee access.

    Internet News: Web 2.0 Britannica

  • Britannica is throwing its hat into the Web 2.0 ring by revamping its site so that it can elicit contributions from readers as well as its experts.

    Internet News: Web 2.0 Britannica

  • Now the Britannica is stuck with one version until a new press run, the Times has one version immortalized in its morgue …

    How the NY Times came to support RSS « Scripting News Annex

  • Regarding errors in Britannica, we check out all such claims or reports carefully.

    Archive 2006-09-01

  • The Britannica is great at being authoritative, edited, expensive, and monolithic.

    Boing Boing

  • For everything else, they reasoned that if an article could conceivably have gone in Britannica, it was “encyclopedic” and permitted; if not, it was “not encyclopedic” and deleted.

    The Hive

  • Bookninja reports that the Encyclopedia Britannica is mad at Nature: Battle of the Encyclopedias.

    A cross reference ...


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