encyclopedia

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Before you could Google something or look it up on Wikipedia, you had to use dictionaries and encyclopedias to find information. Encyclopedias usually came in sets of books, each generally devoted to one letter. These sets were expensive and sometimes families would pay for them in installments so their children can have them at home instead of needing to go the library. Obviously as printed material, they could get dated very quickly, but they were always respected sources of information.