The Edinburgh Encyclopædia was an encyclopaedia in 18 volumes, printed and published by William Blackwood and edited by David Brewster between 1808 and 1830. In competition with the Edinburgh-published Encyclopædia Britannica, the Edinburgh Encyclopædia is generally considered to be strongest on scientific topics, where many of the articles were written by the editor.
Other contributors – "Gentlemen Eminent in Science and Literature" – included Adam Anderson, Charles Babbage, Thomas Carlyle, Robert Gordon, Robert Edmond Grant, John Leslie, Henry Liston, John Gibson Lockhart and Thomas Telford.
Joseph Parker of Philadelphia and Whiting & Watson of New York printed American editions, both in 1832.
A list of major contributors, with indications of their articles, was published in 1830.
- Brewster, David (1832). David Brewster, ed. The Edinburgh encyclopædia conducted by David Brewster, with the assistance of gentlemen eminent in science and literature, Volume 18. J. and E. Parker. ISBN 978-0-415-18026-9.
- Encyclopædia Britannica (10 ed.). 1902.
- The Literary gazette: A weekly journal of literature, science, and the fine arts 17. H. Colburn. 1833.
- Desmond, Adrian; Parker, Sarah E. (October 2006). The bibliography of Robert Edmond Grant (1793–1874). Archives of Natural History 33.
- O'Connor, J J; Robertson, E F. "John Leslie". School of Mathematics and Statistics, University of St Andrews. Retrieved 9 August 2011.
- Sir David Brewster (1830). The Edinburgh Encyclopædia. Printed for W. Blackwood. pp. ix–xiv. Retrieved 28 April 2012.
- Stephen, Leslie, ed. (1885). "Annesley, Alexander". Dictionary of National Biography 2. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- Martha McMackin Garland (1980). Cambridge Before Darwin: The Idéal of Alihsral Education, 1800-1860. Cambridge University Press. p. 191. ISBN 978-0-521-23319-4. Retrieved 22 April 2013.
- Georg Lehner (2011), China in European Encyclopaedias, 1700-1850, Leiden: Koninklijke Brill, ISBN 9789004201507
- Letters, TC to Alexander Galloway; 25 December 1821; DOI: 10.1215/lt-18211225-TC-AGA-01; CL 1: 419
- "Stevenson, William (1772-1829)". Dictionary of National Biography. London: Smith, Elder & Co. 1885–1900.
- Chapple, John A. V. "Stevenson, William". Oxford Dictionary of National Biography (online ed.). Oxford University Press. doi:10.1093/ref:odnb/26443. (Subscription or UK public library membership required.)
- Lee, Sidney, ed. (1898). "Thomson, Andrew Mitchell". Dictionary of National Biography 56. London: Smith, Elder & Co.
- John Bulloch, John Alexander Henderson (editors), Scottish Notes and Queries (1888), p. 40; archive.org.
- David Brewster, ed. (1830). Edinburgh Encyclopaedia. Edinburgh: William Blackwood.
- v.1 A to Anatomy
- v.3 Astrophanometer to Bosworth
- v.4 Botany to Browne
- v.5 Brown to Cheltenham
- v.6 Chemistry to Columbo
- v.8 Divination to England
- v.9 England to Fruit
- v.10 Fuci to Herodotus
- v.11 Herpetology to Ilay
- v.12 Ilchester to Light
- v.13 Lighthouse to Medicine
- v.14 Medicine to Muscat
- v.17 Polar Regions to Scotland