ERIC Number: ED095878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: N/A
A Look at Four Encyclopedias of 1974--Especially Britannica.
Youngstown and Mahoning County Public Library, Youngstown, OH.
In a panel presentation, Americana, Colliers, Britannica, and World Book encyclopedias were compared. One member described her daughter's experiences in working on Britannica II. The organization of Britannica into a Propaedia, Micropaedia, and a Macropaedia was compared with the alphabetical arrangement of the others. The complex new form was expected to be confusing for most users. Other members of the panel compared the coverage of specific subjects in the four encyclopedias. They concluded that no one encyclopedia is best in accuracy, currency, organization, and depth of coverage. The ideal adult general encyclopedia is still not available. (Author/PF)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Youngstown and Mahoning County Public Library, Youngstown, OH.