Are there good substitutes to Wikipedia?

Drsunil V April 12, 2014

Which online article encyclopediae are as varigatedly prolific as Wikipedia?

  1. dragonmouth
    April 13, 2014 at 12:17 pm

    However, the information provided by Wikipedia needs to be taken with a grain of salt. Entries may be inaccurate, biased or both. Information should be verified another source.

    • Drsunil V
      April 14, 2014 at 4:49 pm

      I understand

  2. Kannon Y
    April 12, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    I would agree with Oron - there are no good substitutes to Wikipedia, which is the greatest database of human knowledge ever created. Wikipedia itself would be best classified as "general knowledge" or information that is less specialized than information published in, say, a scientific journal.

    If the information in Wikipedia is insufficient, you will need to access a specialized source of information. I would suggest using Google Scholar as a starting point, which will locate journal, periodical and other highly specialized sources:

    • Drsunil V
      April 14, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      Thanks. Nice counter-response

  3. Oron J
    April 12, 2014 at 10:36 am

    I can't think of anything comparable to Wikipedia but there are two great knowledge engines: Wolfram Alpha
    and evi (formerly TrueKnowledge).
    They both take questions in natural language and attempt to answer them using information collected from the internet, so they are great for getting factual answers.

    • Drsunil V
      April 14, 2014 at 4:50 pm

      Thanks. Your answer is marked as 'best'

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