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Synonyms for encyclopaedia

a reference work (often in several volumes) containing articles on various topics (often arranged in alphabetical order) dealing with the entire range of human knowledge or with some particular specialty

References in classic literature ?
Charley and I knew nothing of the oyster industry, while his head was an encyclopaedia of facts concerning it.
Judge Scott still held to the same opinion, and proved it to everybody's dissatisfaction by measurements and descriptions taken from the encyclopaedia and various works on natural history.
His "Deipnosophistae" ("Dons at Dinner") is an encyclopaedia of miscellaneous topics in the form of a dialogue.
The principle of selection I find distinctly given in an ancient Chinese encyclopaedia.