Encyclopedias and Biographies - Cattell Memorial Library

This list is selective and limited to sites that the library staff has actually visited. Inclusion of a site does not imply that the library or Lahey Hospital & Medical Center endorses the content of that site nor does exclusion imply that a particular site is of no value. These links are meant as informational only and the library makes no guarantee as to the accuracy or relevance of the information. Some sites may contain information that is the opinion of the author/coordinator and not of your own physician. We recommend consulting your physician if you have any questions about your personal health.

Britannica Concise
A free short-entry encyclopedia that offers a searchable and browsable collection of over 25,000 entries.

Encyclopedia.com Search over 100 encyclopedias and dictionaries. 

Encyclopedia Smithsonian
The Smithsonian has compiled answers to frequently asked questions and links to their resources.

Online Biographies
This site includes links to hundreds of online biographies.

The Internet Public Library Biographies Resources
Links to online biographies that have been sorted into subject categories for ease of use.

Webopedia
An online dictionary and search engine for computer and internet technology.

Whatis?
This online encyclopedia is information technology specific. Look up definitions for words in several categories or check out the fast reference guides.