The biggest multilingual free-content encyclopedia on the Internet. Wikipedia is written collaboratively by volunteers; its articles can be edited by anyone with access to the web site.

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Explains hundreds of subjects, from car engines to lock-picking to ESP, using clear language and tons of illustrations.

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Search reference material for free. Includes dictionaries, encyclopedias, almanacs, atlases, legal resources, science, health, computers and various other reference resources.

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How-to videos covering a vast range of topics and categories. Videos have been submitted by over 1,800 individuals, with their professional experience and expertise noted in their profiles.

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Whether it be decorating ideas, headaches, recipes, movie trailers, or car buying tips, their Guides offer practical advice and solutions for every day life. Useful for finding "How To" advice.

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Contains sections for encyclopedia, dictionary, thesaurus, world atlas, education and other information. To get the full experience you will need to subscribe to one of their products.

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Not as extensive as the actual Guiness Book of World Records, it still has a comprehensive list of world records - ranging from the fastest 100m sprint to the longest scarf knitted whilst running a marathon.

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