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Search Wikis and Encyclopedias with

Search Wikis and Encyclopedias with

An online encyclopedia (expert knowledge database) or a wiki (user-generated knowledge database) can be an awesome help in essential tasks you come across daily:

(1) Use it as a quick reference guide for the topics you have no expertise in and need an overall picture to get an idea;
(2) Use it for keyword research (by analyzing its interlinked structure: related and neighboring topics linked from the main article);
(3) Use it for finding and comparing definitions;
(4) Use it for finding additional (more often than not) solid references and external links, etc

Last week I came across a helpful tool that then ended up being added to my bookmarks: It’s a Google custom search engine that offers to search throughout:

  • Wikipedia only;
  • Independent wikis;
  • Expert encyclopedias;
  • All wikis.

The tool turned really helpful to me, though I don’t think the database of independent wikis is large enough yet:

  • General wikis (;;;;;; etc);
  • Tech wikis (;;;;;;,

Encyclopedias indexed include:


Like any Google custom search engine, supports Google advanced search operators, so you can exclude any encyclopedia(s) or wiki(s) from search results:

More helpful Wikipedia-based tools:

The tool was found via MUO and reviewed under SEJ policy.

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