Usage examples "encyclopedia":
Then every one would romp home to look in the Encyclopedia
of Authors and find out who in the world Wyclif was. - "More Fables",
Albania, so far as I am aware, is the only country where you can buy a wife on the instalment plan, just as you would buy a piano or an encyclopedia
or a phonograph. - "The New Frontiers of Freedom from the Alps to the Ã†gean",
Edward Alexander Powell.
There sat Walter, as always in his free time after dinner, completely absorbed in the great encyclopedia
of agriculture, so full of zeal for study that every now and then he would pass his hand through his hair in a preoccupied way and without looking up- he hadn't so much time to spare, Heavens! - "The Song of Songs",