The British Columbia Digital
Digital Library Collections By Subject: Encyclopedias
Scope: These are free, full-text works which identify themselves by their
title or by their content as an encycolopedia or a dictionary or are organized
in the traditional fashion of an encyclopedia or dictionary, typically, an alphabetic
arrangement by topic or through a classification scheme.
- The Canadian
Encyclopedia Online (McClelland & Stewart). Online edition sponsored by
Histor!ca). Searchable full-text electronic edition of the hardcopy/CD-ROM
title first published by Hurtig Publishers in 1985.
- Dictionary of Canadian Biography.
Launched on October 24, 2003, this Web-based version
of the hardcopy reference work
is a collaboration between the University of Toronto, who originally and continue
to  publish this multivolume work, Université Laval,
the Department of Canadian Heritage, and Library and Archives Canada. Date
accessed: 2003-11-20. Date added: 2003-11-21.
- Dictionary of
Newfoundland English Online. Edited by G.M. Story, W.J. Kirwin and
J.D.A. Widdowson. 2nd ed. (University of Toronto Press, 1990). Online edition
hosted by Newfoundland and Labrador Heritage Web Site Project. Text is
- Historical Directories Searchable Digital Library: A University of Leicester Project. Leicester, England: University of Leicester. Summary: " ... digital library of local and trade directories for England and Wales, from 1750
to 1919. It contains high quality reproductions of comparatively rare books,
essential tools for research into local and genealogical history." Search features include by location, decade or keyword. Date accessed: 2005-07-04. Date added: 2005-07-04.
Konversations-Lexikon. Temmenhausen, Germany: Christian Aschoff.
Digital facsimile of the 14th edition (1888-1889) of a 16-volume encyclopedia
published in Leipzig, Germany. The encyclopedia can be browsed or keyword
searched, and the encyclopedia can be viewed as either  HTML pages or
in black and white digital facsimile. Date accessed: 2004-03-27. Date added:
- Progressive Men of the State of Montana.
Missoula, MT: Maureen and Mike Mansfield Library, University of Montana Libraries, 2004.
Browsable and searchable digital facsimile of the edition published by A.W.
Bowen & Co., Chicago, IL, ca.1903,  containing biographies of over
2,500 men and women from Montana, USA. Date accessed: 2004-08-19. Date added:
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