Which encyclopaedia to buy ?

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Saint
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Britannica, Grolier, Encarta or what ?

Which is better ?
 

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Brittanica is, in my opinion, easily the best researched and most reliable of all of those...although, like the OED, to get the absolute best from it would require getting the full multi-volume complete edition, which is somewhat expensive. Encyclopaedias, like dictionaries, tend not to differ that much in their concise one or two volume or CD-ROM editions, so there's pobably not that much to choose between.
 
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Adam
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Just ask me. The Encyclopedia Adam. I may be full of crap, but at least I'm free.
 
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anil
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It depends

Best encyclopedia is Bratanicca. Of course most popular is encarta. Encarta is preferred since it's ease of use. I use Encarta but they are equally good. But bratannica is better.
 
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Originally posted by Adam
I may be full of crap, but at least I'm free.

That's what she said.

eNtRopY
 
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Adam
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Originally posted by eNtRopY
That's what she said.
Who or what is "she"?
 
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Britannica Is the best If you're looking for something proffesional , but If you are want something for kids , try Encarta , it's more easy to use.

But Britannica contains LOTS of typos , I have Britannica 2002 , and I noticed LOTS of typos is some issues.
 
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I don't know which one is better, but...

This one seems to be nearly free of cost if you take advantage of the rebate;

 

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