Encyclopædia Britannica Alternatives

    Encyclopædia Britannica is described as 'The Encyclopædia Britannica is a general English-language encyclopaedia published by Encyclopædia Britannica, Inc., a privately-held company' and is an app in the Education & Reference category. There are more than 25 alternatives to Encyclopædia Britannica for a variety of platforms, including Online / Web-based, Android, iPhone, iPad and Self-Hosted solutions. The best alternative is Wikipedia, which is both free and Open Source. Other great apps like Encyclopædia Britannica are Wikiversity (Free, Open Source), WikiSpooks.com (Free, Open Source), Oppia (Free, Open Source) and Scholarpedia (Free, Open Source).

    This page was last updated Sep 24, 2021

    1. Wikipedia is a free, multilingual encyclopedia project supported by the non-profit Wikimedia Foundation. Wikipedia has 17 million articles (3.5 million in English), which have been written collaboratively by volunteers around the world.
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    2. Wikiversity is a Wikimedia Foundation project devoted to learning resources, learning projects, and research for use in all levels, types, and styles of education from pre-school to university, including professional training and informal learning.


    3. WikiSpooks is a global alternative encyclopedia on politics, spy craft, deep state intelligence, and conspiracies, free of corporate influence, partisan politics, or government propaganda for historians and truth-seekers to read, edit, and share.
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      Oppia is a free, open-source learning platform. Full of interactive activities called 'explorations', Oppia helps curious minds learn and teach.
    4. 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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    5. Metapedia is an electronic encyclopedia which focuses on culture, art, science, philosophy and politics. The name has a dual symbolic meaning: - Metapedia sets its focus on topics that usually are not covered in — i.e. that falls outside of — mainstream encyclopedias.

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      According to WikiPedia and various user reports: “Metapedia is an online wiki-based encyclopedia, which contains fascist, far-right, white nationalist, white supremacist, anti-feminist, homophobic, Islamophobic, antisemitic, Holocaust-denying, and neo-Nazi points of view.”

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    6. Reference.com offers a massive online dictionary, thesaurus, encyclopedia, quote finder, and translator (powered by Google Translate)- all for free. For the Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com mobile app, go here. Dictionary.com
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    7. The web's source of information for Ancient History: definitions, articles, timelines, maps, books, and illustrations.
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    8. Welcome to WikiIndex, a wiki of all wiki, wiki people, wiki software, wiki farms, and wiki ideas, a 'work in progress' founded in 2006. This is part of a continued effort to self-organize information collaboratively, started by Ward Cunningham a decade ago.
    9. Citizendium, powered by MediaWiki, is "an open wiki project dedicated to creating a free, comprehensive, and reliable repository of structured knowledge". Unlike with Wikipedia, a contributor must register using their real name and verify their identity.
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