Free Trustworthy Encyclopedias available online:
Encyclopedia Britannica, the resource available online will provide a summarized of multidisciplinary knowledge (history, geography, botanic, etc.) in an organized, verified and accessible way. In addition, they do have a page for Quizzes.
World Book Encyclopedia: Also known as, Work Book Online is an online Encyclopedia with a lot of resources (lesson plans, videos, science experiments, eBooks, activity corner, games, and much more). The reference online resources are made available for everyone due to the COVID 19 pandemic.
Infoplease: Free Encyclopedia in its entirety and reflecting the authority and accuracy of Columbia Encyclopedia in print.
Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy Reliable free information on philosophy.
The Canadian Encyclopedia: Home: Reference Encyclopedia on Canada. It includes articles, timelines & resources for teachers, students and the public in general.
Wikipedia:*** A free online encyclopedia that anyone can author and anyone can edit. However, Wikipedia has developed a component of “protected” articles, restricted to members with a ranking system of ”featured” and ”good” articles that pinpoint higher quality work.
Citizendium:*** A free online encyclopedia, that anyone can author and anyone can edit. The website has been created by one of the cofounders of Wikipedia. Moreover, the online Encyclopedia requires that all authors and editors use their real name when publishing.
***Even if the information are accurate due to fact-checkers and editors, I will personally look at a more conventional source to cover all aspects of a topic.
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