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Charlotte Blank  Identity Verified
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Jul 11, 2006

http://experts.about.com/e/a/index.htm is an encyclopedia about almost everything, while http://search.about.com/fullsearch.htm?terms=encyclopedia takes you to links to 19,069 (!) further encyclopedias. The website http://about.com ist run by the NY Times and covers lots of topics, from Automotive to Video Games, including things like "secondhand smoke" (which, btw, sounds rather funny to German ears) and career planning - just in case you are in need...

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Barnaby Capel-Dunn  Identity Verified
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Thanks Charlotte Jul 11, 2006

.... for a very useful link, new to me. In return, you might be interested in the 1-click answer software downloadable from www.answers.com.

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Barnaby Capel-Dunn  Identity Verified
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Very nice but not very user-friendly? Jul 12, 2006

It's just a shame that the site doesn't possess its own search engine (or have I missed something?). Also it seems to have trouble with accents.
Update: having looked at the encyclopedia in a little more detail, I am slightly less impressed. As far as I can make out it doesn't include anything that is not to be found in answers.com which has a vastly superior interface and, via 1-click answers, can be accessed immediately from any application.
Incidentally, those of you working in French might be interested in a (rather limited) version of answers.com
http://fr.answers.com/


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Charlotte Blank  Identity Verified
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Thanks for answers.com! Jul 12, 2006

Barnaby Capel-Dunn wrote:

It's just a shame that the site doesn't possess its own search engine (or have I missed something?). Also it seems to have trouble with accents.


Hi Barnaby,

you are right, there is no own search engine for the encyclopedia (the "Search" on the upper left will take you to "Questions and Answers") but you can click on every single entry in the index and go to the relevant Wiki-article.
What do you mean by "trouble with accents"? Here everything is fine, even Czech and Spanish characters are OK.
Thanks for the link to answers.com, it's really far more exhaustive

Charlotte


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