Wikipedia:WikiProject Missing encyclopedic articles/Distributed indexing

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WikiProject Missing Encyclopedic articles
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Monthly focus: MacTutor biographies 30 left
1911 verification: 25.0%
ACF Regionals answers: 64.1%
Hotlist of topics: 88.7%
General topics: 79.6%
Science topics: 92%
Catholic Encyclopedia: 86.2%
Easton's Bible Dictionary: 88%
Encyclopaedia Biblica : 69.5%
Evangelical Dictionary of Theology: 80.6%
Gutenberg authors : 57.1%
Jewish Encyclopedia : 39%
Literary Encyclopedia: 81.9%
Polish Biographical Dictionary: 6%
Find-A-Grave: 86.8%
Stanford Archive answers 98.2%
Missing paintings 64.4%
Many other lists of politicians, songs, TV shows and others.
Overall progress: 65.2%
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This is a subproject to the Missing articles project. Its main purpose is to coordinate a group effort to create editable, text indexes from public domain, scanned encyclopedias and related subject matter.

For example:

  • In the case of Cyclopaedia, the first encyclopedia, users would skim through the online scans, and type out the title of every entry. This list of entries will then be added to the Missing Articles project.
  • In the case of encyclopedias which already have indexes scanned, this project might be used for coordinating OCR and proofreading efforts.


Parent: Missing articles project; please see this project for technical information such as goals.



See also

  • Encyclopedia for links to other online scanned encyclopedias, such as:
    • Encyclopædia Americana, 1851, Francis Lieber ed. (Boston: Mussey & Co.) at the University of Michigan Making of America site
    • The American Cyclopædia, 1873-76, George Ripley ed. (New York: D. Appleton and Company)

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