Summary: Works containing informational articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)

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  1. Johnson K, Kong G, Gao X, Chang Y, Hewitt K, Sanalkumar R, et al. Cis-regulatory mechanisms governing stem and progenitor cell transitions. Sci Adv. 2015;1:e1500503 pubmed publisher
    Cis-element encyclopedias provide information on phenotypic diversity and disease mechanisms. Although cis-element polymorphisms and mutations are instructive, deciphering function remains challenging...
  2. Podani J, Kun A, Szilagyi A. How Fast Does Darwin's Elephant Population Grow?. J Hist Biol. 2018;51:259-281 pubmed publisher
    ..example has since been cited in various forms in a wide variety of books, ranging from educational material to encyclopedias. However, Darwin's text was changed over the six editions of the book, although some errors in the mathematics ..
  3. Iranshahy M, Javadi B, Iranshahi M, Jahanbakhsh S, Mahyari S, Hassani F, et al. A review of traditional uses, phytochemistry and pharmacology of Portulaca oleracea L. J Ethnopharmacol. 2017;205:158-172 pubmed publisher
    ..including PubMed, Web of Science, Google Scholar, ScienceDirect, Scopus, conference papers, local herbal encyclopedias, articles, books (in English, French, Arabic, Persian, etc...
  4. Yun J, Lee S, Jeong H. Intellectual interchanges in the history of the massive online open-editing encyclopedia, Wikipedia. Phys Rev E. 2016;93:012307 pubmed publisher
    ..source; yet many studies suggest that Wikipedia is even more accurate and self-consistent than traditional encyclopedias. Scholars have attempted to understand such extraordinary credibility, but usually used the number of edits as ..
  5. te Heesen A. [Electricity in healing: four different applications in a copper engraving of the Elightenment]. NTM. 2002;10:209-21 pubmed
  6. Zlatić V, Bozicevic M, Stefancić H, Domazet M. Wikipedias: collaborative web-based encyclopedias as complex networks. Phys Rev E Stat Nonlin Soft Matter Phys. 2006;74:016115 pubmed
    ..These regularities, found in the ensemble of Wikipedias in different languages and of different sizes, point to the existence of a unique growth process. We also compare Wikipedias to other previously studied networks. ..
  7. Hsu C, Lai J, Liu C, Tseng H, Lin C, Lin K, et al. Detection of the inferred interaction network in hepatocellular carcinoma from EHCO (Encyclopedia of Hepatocellular Carcinoma genes Online). BMC Bioinformatics. 2007;8:66 pubmed
    ..This architectural map may represent the first step toward the attempt to decipher the hepatocarcinogenesis at the systems level. Targeting hubs and/or disruption of the network formation might reveal novel strategy for HCC treatment. ..
  8. Fichtner G, Schröter M. [Palimpsest of an early autobiography of Freud]. Luzif Amor. 2006;19:137-41 pubmed
    ..The authors present an article on Freud contained in a Russian "Jewish Encyclopedia" (St. Petersburg 1906-13) and discuss to what extent it goes back to Freud who had provided a sketch for it. ..
  9. Arshinoff B, Suen G, Just E, Merchant S, Kibbe W, Chisholm R, et al. Xanthusbase: adapting wikipedia principles to a model organism database. Nucleic Acids Res. 2007;35:D422-6 pubmed
    ..xanthus and other myxobacterial researchers to contribute directly toward the ongoing genome annotation. ..

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  1. Barac h V, Schleyer T. Dental concepts in the Unified Medical Language System. Quintessence Int. 2002;33:69-74 pubmed
    ..For no match, the matching frequencies were significantly different (P < .001). The Unified Medical Language System may be a comprehensive source of terms suitable for various representation requirements in dentistry. ..
  2. Abramson C, Place A. Note regarding the word 'behavior' in glossaries of introductory textbooks, dictionaries, and encyclopedias devoted to psychology. Percept Mot Skills. 2005;101:568-74 pubmed
    ..In addition to texts, encyclopedias and dictionaries devoted to the study of behavior were also surveyed...
  3. Fiszman M, Rindflesch T, Kilicoglu H. Summarization of an online medical encyclopedia. Stud Health Technol Inform. 2004;107:506-10 pubmed
    ..The conceptual condensate could be used as input to a text generator to produce a natural language summary for a given disorder topic. ..
  4. Hanson M. The Golden Mirror in the imperial court of the Qianlong emperor, 1739-1742. Early Sci Med. 2003;8:111-47 pubmed
  5. Park K. [An observation of the question of how the physician in Joseon Society was treated or evaluated, taking the Heo Jun case as an example]. Uisahak. 2002;11:154-64 pubmed
    ..He was particularly discriminated against by his lineage members as is well shown in the genealogy compiled by his clan in 1911. ..
  6. Belen D, Aciduman A. A pioneer from the Islamic Golden Age: Haly Abbas and spinal traumas in his principal work, The Royal Book. J Neurosurg Spine. 2006;5:381-3 pubmed
    ..Sadly, this book has rarely been cited in the literature. The subject of the present vignette is Abbas' work regarding spinal trauma. ..
  7. Delille E. [Henri Ellenberger, Henri Ey and the Traité de Psychiatrie in the "Encyclopédie Médico-Chirurgicale": an American career under the auspices of the "Evolution Psychiatrique"]. Gesnerus. 2006;63:259-79 pubmed
  8. Hayashizaki Y. RIKEN mouse genome encyclopedia. Mech Ageing Dev. 2003;124:93-102 pubmed
    ..In this talk, the prospect of the application of these genome resourced should be discussed. More information is available at the web page: http://genome.gsc.riken.go.jp/. ..
  9. Barrett F. The role of French-language contributors to the development of medical geography (1782-1933). Soc Sci Med. 2002;55:155-65 pubmed
    ..It was also the French who were the first to have entries on medical geography in dictionaries and encyclopedias. Dr...
  10. Ziegler J. The medieval kidney. Am J Nephrol. 2002;22:152-9 pubmed
    ..It draws attention to the incorporation of the medical nephrological debate into the scholastic frame, and to the close links between nephrology and astrology as well as alchemy. ..