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Huntingdon Valley, PA, March 11, 2005 – Farlex, Inc., announced a significant update of its flagship website, The content from the Columbia Encyclopedia is now available on the Internet’s largest reference portal. The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia contains almost 52,000 entries (marshalling six and one-half million words on a vast range of topics), with more than 84,000 hypertext cross-references. Comprehensively revised on a quarterly basis, the electronic edition is among the most complete and up-to-date encyclopedias ever produced.

When asked about the benefits of adding the Columbia Encyclopedia to, Nick Simonov, president of Farlex, stated: “Adding a highly regarded publication such as Columbia Encyclopedia is a positive step for toward becoming the most complete one-stop Internet resource.”


For additional information, contact:


Francesca Lorenz, Farlex, Inc.

Phone:          215.364.6588

Fax:             215.364.6591




About Farlex, Inc.
Farlex, Inc. (, is an independent, privately held company based in Huntingdon Valley, PA, offering online reference products. Founded in 2004, Farlex, Inc., provides innovative, easy-to-use reference and learning tools. Farlex’s flagship websites, and, contain about one million pages of information from the world’s most respected online dictionaries and encyclopedias.



Launched in the spring of 2003, has quickly grown to become the largest reference portal on the Internet. initially started as a free online dictionary website. Today in addition to having an online dictionary, also contains English, medical, legal, and computer dictionaries, a thesaurus, an encyclopedia, a literature reference library, and a search engine, all in one place. has been accessed by more than one hundred million visitors in 2004.


About Columbia University Press
The Columbia Encyclopedia was first published by Columbia University Press in 1935. Electronic publishing by the Press was inaugurated in 1990, when The Concise Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia went online on the
Columbia University network. The Encyclopedia continues to be updated on a quarterly basis.



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