Columbia Encyclopedia

The Columbia Encyclopedia is a one-volume encyclopedia[2] produced by Columbia University Press and in the last edition, sold by the Gale Group.[1] First published in 1935,[3] and continuing its relationship with Columbia University, the encyclopedia underwent major revisions in 1950 and 1963;[2] the current edition is the sixth, printed in 2000. It contains over 51,000 articles totaling some 6.5 million words and has also been published in two volumes.

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CountryUnited States
PublisherColumbia University Press
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Media typePrint
Pagesabout 3,200 (sixth edition)[1]

An electronic version of the encyclopedia is available, and the Columbia Encyclopedia is licensed by several different companies for use over the Internet.[4][5]

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  1. ^ a b "New! The Columbia Encyclopedia" (PDF). Gale Group. Retrieved October 26, 2015.
  2. ^ a b "Columbia Encyclopedia". Encyclopædia Britannica. April 29, 2015. Retrieved August 31, 2015.
  3. ^ "The First Edition of the Columbia Encyclopedia Published 1935". Facebook. Columbia University Press. Retrieved August 31, 2015. In 1928, Columbia University Press had established a separate editorial department with the intention of publishing the Columbia Encyclopedia, the first comprehensive English-language encyclopedia in one volume. In 1935, the first edition of the encyclopedia was published.
  4. ^ "About us". Retrieved September 12, 2017.
  5. ^ "Encyclopedia". Retrieved August 31, 2015.