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Einbinder, Harvey (1964). The Myth of the Britannica. New York: Grove Press.

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  • Westcott, Peter (1966). "Britannica on the Shelves," The Age, 28 May 1966, p. 25. (Review of the 1965 edition of Encyclopaedia Britannica)
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    • Einbinder's book "showed beyond argument that the Britannica was not a completely impartial and absolutely infallible work of general reference; that 666 articles in the 1963 edition were reprinted from editions dating back to 1875 in some cases; that American influence on its editorial policy had become dominant."
  • Price, Derek J. De Solla (1964). "A Great Encyclopedia Doesn't Have To Be Good?" Science 144(3619): 665–666.

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