Encyclopaedia Britannica/Bibliography

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A list of key readings about Encyclopaedia Britannica.
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  • Einbinder, Harvey (1964). The Myth of the Britannica. New York: Grove Press. ISBN 978-0384140509. 
  • Jacobs, Arnold Stephen, Jr. (2004). The Know-It-All: One Man's Humble Quest to Become the Smartest Person in the World. New York: Simon & Schuster. ISBN 978-0743250627. 
  • Kister, Kenneth F. (1994). Kister's Best Encyclopedias: A Comparative Guide to General and Specialized Encyclopedias, 2nd ed.. Phoenix, AZ: Oryx Press. ISBN 978-0897747448. 
  • Kogan, Herman (1958). The Great EB: The Story of the Encyclopædia Britannica. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 

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A widely cited and debated study which compared the accuracy of 42 entries each in the English Wikipedia and the Encyclopaedia Britannica, concluding that both had similar numbers of factual errors.