Encyclopedia Apps

In the course of your academic or professional life, a piece of information that you need may not be readily available through a quick Google search. That’s when online encyclopedias come in handy. Specialized encyclopedias such as MusicBrainz for music and Ancient History Encyclopedia for history will be able to provide more information on specific topics than conventional search engine results.

  • Wikipedia is a free, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Wikipedia has 17 million articles (3.
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  • A community-maintained open source database and encyclopedia of music information.
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    • Free • Open Source
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  • Everipedia removed some of the more annoying aspects of Wikipedia and created a site that is much easier to use. Notability requirements are eliminated and citations / editing are WYSIWYG. There is also a commenting page for each link or file added.
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  • Application Aggregator. We support all the major platforms: Android, iOS, Windows Phone, macOS, Windows, Linux, Steam, Xbox, PlayStation, Nintendo.
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    • Free • Open Source
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    • Online
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    • Windows Phone
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    • Software as a Service (SaaS)
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    • Playstation
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  • The online encyclopedia of emoji.
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  • The Encyclopædia Britannica is a general English-language encyclopaedia published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., a privately-held company.
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  • Worldometers is run by an international team of developers, researchers, and volunteers with the goal of making world statistics available in a thought-provoking and time relevant format to a wide audience around the world.
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  • Reference.com offers a massive online dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, quote finder, and translator (powered by Google Translate)- all for free.
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  • Scholarpedia is a peer-reviewed open-access encyclopedia written and maintained by scholarly experts from around the world. Scholarpedia is inspired by Wikipedia and aims to complement it by providing in-depth scholarly treatments of academic topics.
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  • Online Dictionary - Multiple dictionaries including: English dictionary, medical dictionary, legal dictionary, financial dictionary, computer dictionary, thesaurus, dictionary of...
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    • Freemium
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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
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  • Dictionary and offline Wikipedia reader."Aard Dictionary is a free, fast, easy to use word lookup program that
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    • Free • Open Source
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  • Ancient History Encyclopedia is a nonprofit company that aims to provide superior ancient history resources and information for free.
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  • A wiki for providing free knowledge where authors use their real, verified names.
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  • Metapedia is an electronic encyclopedia which focuses on culture, art, science, philosophy and politics.
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  • Stubia is a mobile encyclopedia that limits each article to 160 characters: this limitation makes each topic easy to understand.
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