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List of encyclopedias by branch of knowledge

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


[edit] 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] Belarusian

[edit] Canadian

[edit] China

[edit] Cuba

[edit] Croatian

[edit] India

[edit] Iranian

[edit] London

[edit] Malaysian

[edit] New Zealand

[edit] Pakistan

[edit] Poland

[edit] Slovenian

[edit] South Asian

[edit] Subject

[edit] Art and Architecture

  • 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.

[edit] Entertainment

[edit] Environmental Science

[edit] Fashion and dress

  • Encyclopedia of Clothing and Fashion, ed. by Valerie Steele, 3 vls., Detroit [etc.]: Thomson Gale, 2005
  • Berg Encyclopedia of World Dress and Fashion, ed. by Joanne B. Eicher, 10 vls., Oxford [etc.] : Berg, 2010 (also online)

[edit] Fiction (or fictional)

[edit] Film

  • 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

[edit] History and biography

[edit] Law

[edit] International and comparative law

[edit] Literature

[edit] Mathematics

[edit] Medicine

[edit] Music

[edit] Philosophy

[edit] Psychoanalysis

  • 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

[edit] Religion

[edit] General
  • Encyclopedia of religion, 15 vls., ed. by Lindsay Jones, Detroit [etc.]: Macmillan Reference USA, 2nd edition 2005
[edit] Buddhism
  • Encyclopedia of Buddhism, ed.by Damien Keown and Charles S. Prebish, London [etc.]: Routledge 2009, ISBN 0-415-55624-4
[edit] Christianity
[edit] Islam
  • Encyclopaedia of Islam
  • The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Islamic World, ed. by John L. Esposito, Oxford UP, New edition 2009
  • The Grove Encyclopedia of Islamic Art & Architecture, ed. by Jonathan Bloom and Sheila Blair, Oxford UP 2009
  • Encyclopedia of Women & Islamic Cultures, ed. by Suad Joseph, Brill Academic Publishers, 2007
[edit] Judaism

[edit] Science

[edit] Social sciences

  • International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, ed. by William A. Darity, Detroit [etc.]: Macmillan Reference USA, 2008
[edit] Economics

[edit] Sports

[edit] Technology

[edit] Theatre, Dance and Performance

  • 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.

[edit] Other

[edit] See also

[edit] References

  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.

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