List of encyclopedias by branch of knowledge

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This is a list of encyclopedias sorted by branch of knowledge. For other sorting criteria, see Lists of encyclopedias.

General encyclopedia[edit]

Printed works[edit]

English language[edit]

Spanish language[edit]

Other languages[edit]

On CD-ROM, DVD-ROM and/or the Internet[edit]

Website only[edit]

Specialized encyclopedias[edit]

National, regional, ethnic or cultural[edit]

African[edit]

American[edit]

Australian[edit]

Austrian[edit]

Bangladesh[edit]

Belarusian[edit]

Canadian[edit]

China[edit]

Cuba[edit]

Croatian[edit]

India[edit]

Iran[edit]

London[edit]

Malaysian[edit]

New Zealand[edit]

Pakistan[edit]

Poland[edit]

Slovenian[edit]

South Asian[edit]

Subject[edit]

Art and Architecture[edit]

  • Wasmuths Lexikon der Baukunst, ed. by Günther Wasmuth, Berlin: Wasmuth, 1929-1937, 5 vls.
  • Grove Dictionary of Art in 34-volumes (1996)
  • Encyclopedia of 20th-century architecture, ed. by R. Stephen Sennott, New York [u.a.] : Fitzroy Dearborn, 2004, 3 vls.
  • The Grove encyclopedia of Islamic art and architecture, ed. by Jonathan M. Bloom and Sheila S. Blair, Oxford [etc.] : Oxford Univ. Press, 2009, 3 vls.
  • Encyclopedia of World Art in 16 volumes ed. by Bernard Samuel Myers (1954) published by McGraw Hill

Entertainment[edit]

Environmental Science[edit]

Fashion and dress[edit]

Fiction (or fictional)[edit]

Film[edit]

  • International dictionary of films and filmmakers, ed. by Tom Pendergast, 4 vls., Detroit [etc.]: St. James Press, 4th ed. 2000
  • Encyclopedia of the Documentary Film, ed. by Ian Aitken, New York, New York [etc.]: Routledge, 2006

History and biography[edit]

Language[edit]

  • Historisches Wörterbuch der Rhetorik
  • Encyclopedia of language & linguistics, ed. by Keith Brown, 14 vls., Amsterdam [etc.] : Elsevier, 2nd edition 2006
  • The international encyclopedia of communication, 12 vls., Malden, Mass. [etc.] : Blackwell, 2008

Law[edit]

International and comparative law[edit]

Literature[edit]

Mathematics[edit]

Medicine[edit]

Music[edit]

Philosophy[edit]

Photography[edit]

  • Hans-Michael Koetzle: Das Lexikon der Fotografen: 1900 bis heute, Munich: Knaur 2002, 512 p., ISBN 3-426-66479-8
  • John Hannavy (ed.): Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, 1736 p., New York: Routledge 2005 ISBN 978-0-415-97235-2
  • Lynne Warren (ed.): Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century Photography, 1719 p., New York, NY [etc] : Routledge, 2006

Psychoanalysis[edit]

  • International Dictionary of Psychoanalysis, ed. by Alain de Mijolla, 3 vls, Detroit [etc.]: Thomson/Gale, 2005 (MacMillan Reference Books)
  • The Edinburgh international encyclopaedia of psychoanalysis, ed. by Ross M. Skelton, Edinburgh: Edinburgh Univ. Press, 2006

Science[edit]

Religion[edit]

General[edit]
  • Encyclopedia of religion, 15 vls., ed. by Lindsay Jones, Detroit [etc.]: Macmillan Reference USA, 2nd edition 2005
Buddhism[edit]
  • Encyclopedia of Buddhism, ed.by Damien Keown and Charles S. Prebish, London [etc.]: Routledge 2009, ISBN 0-415-55624-4
Christianity[edit]
Islam[edit]
Judaism[edit]

Social sciences[edit]

Economics[edit]

Sports[edit]

Technology[edit]

Theatre, Dance and Performance[edit]

  • Manfred Brauneck: Die Welt als Bühne: Geschichte des europäischen Theaters, Stuttgart [etc.] : Metzler, 1993-2007,[2]
  • International encyclopedia of dance, ed. by Selma Jeanne Cohen, New York: Oxford University Press, 1998, 6 vls., ISBN 0-19-509462-X
  • The world encyclopedia of contemporary theatre, ed. by Don Rubin, London [etc.] : Routledge, 1994 - 2000, 6 vls.
  • The Oxford encyclopedia of theatre & performance, ed. by Dennis Kennedy, Oxford [etc.] : Oxford Univ. Press, 2003, 2 vls.
  • Encyclopedia of Latin American theater, ed. by Eladio Cortés. - Westport, Conn. [etc.] : Greenwood Press, 2003
  • Metzler Lexikon Theatertheorie, ed. by Erika Fischer-Lichte, Doris Kolesch and Matthias Warstat, Stuttgart 2005
  • Encyclopedia of Asian theatre, ed. by Samuel L. Leiter, Westport, Conn. [u.a.] : Greenwood Press, 2007, 2 vls.

Other[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Strictly speaking a history and not a specialised encyclopedia, this huge German work is on a par with the big specialised english works of reference.