FAQ

What is EncycloSearch?

EncycloSearch is a free, open source encyclopedia search engine. It searches over two dozen encyclopedias at once, and allows you to submit your own articles.

What is the Knowledge Standards Foundation?

The Knowledge Standards Foundation is a non-profit organization. It is creating a decentralized network of encyclopedias—the Encyclosphere—and other cool projects like this one. To visit the KSF's website, click here.

Is EncycloSearch the same thing as the Encyclosphere?

No. EncycloSearch is not, and never will be, the Encyclosphere. It is simply an encyclopedia search engine.

What's EncycloSearch's privacy policy?

The only data EncycloSearch collects is the data you enter into the submit form. EncycloSearch does store your IP address temporarily to help prevent spam. Your IP address is not logged or shared with anyone, and the internal lists of IP addresses are cleared every 24 hours. To see how your IP address is used, check out the source code.

How can I contribute?

The easiest way to contribute is to submit an article. If you're familiar with JSON and CSS selectors, try adding an encyclopedia to encyclopedias.json.