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When was the last time you used a printed version of the Encyclopedia Britannica?

Response Percent Votes
In high school
 
37% 184
In junior high school
 
15% 78
From time-to-time since I left school
 
11% 58
In college
 
10% 52
In elementary school
 
10% 52
I’ve never used the Encyclopedia Britannica
 
8% 40
I still use the Encyclopedia Britannica
 
6% 30
Total 494

Comments

Bill Lee 2 years, 1 month ago

I never used it for research, but it made good casual reading. I still prefer reading non-fiction.

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thuja 2 years, 1 month ago

Although some people think that Wikipedia isn't trustworthy because anyone can edit it, I have found when I look back in old encyclopedias that even they are full of bias and other various time-dependent and cultural falsehoods....

The truth is elusive.

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cletus26 2 years, 1 month ago

well i be.... I've always used webster or whatever they had at the school house!!!

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cletus26 2 years, 1 month ago

well i be.... I've always used webster or whatever they had at the school house!!!

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verity 2 years, 1 month ago

Used to copy from them in grade school---change a few words here and there and it was good for an A.

The thing about the printed encyclopedias and dictionaries is that I get interested in other things I see and hours later I haven't gotten to my intended destination. Google keeps you on track, but I still can't always find answers.

My father also knew the answer to everything. I finally figured out that if he didn't know, he just made something up.

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camper 2 years, 1 month ago

I always liked looking through the encyclopedia's. I think my father bought them from a salesman in 1975. In a way it is neat to open them up today. The good ole' days.

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Liberty_One 2 years, 1 month ago

My family didn't need it. If my dad didn't know it wasn't worth knowing.

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RoeDapple 2 years, 1 month ago

The parents bought a set in '57. They had this idea we should read them cover to cover . . . . . . never happened.

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50YearResident 2 years, 1 month ago

I bet anyone under the age of 30 doesn't know what a Encyclopedia Britannica book is.........They never ever saw a dial telephone either. If I had time I could list 50 other things they never saw either. Times are changing! I even thought they quit printing encyclopedias myself when the salesmen quit comming to my door to sell them.

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Roland Gunslinger 2 years, 1 month ago

October 22nd, 1987 approximately 1:15 to 2:08 in the p.m.

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Abdu Omar 2 years, 1 month ago

It was polinted out to me very early by my teachers that you don't use an encyclopedia for research. So I never did, I used other books and articles.

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