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.

Columbia Encyclopedia
Fifth edition cover
PublisherColumbia University Press
Publication date
Publication placeUnited States
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. Archived from the original (PDF) on October 28, 2015. 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. Archived from the original on February 26, 2022. 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.