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The Encyclopaedia Britannica made the entire contents of its 32 volumes available for free on the internet in October 1999. Web users around the world will be able to browse through 44 million words, kept up to date by 7,000 researchers around the world. Since the first edition in 1768, the encyclopaedia has expanded to 33,000 pages and costs £800. The site will also carry news services, magazine articles and collect information and links to other parts of the internet.