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Finding information with Britannica® Online Academic Edition is fast and easy. Students and teachers will enjoy access to a variety of resources from one location. The search results deliver a range of content including encyclopedia articles, primary sources, e-Books, multimedia, related websites, magazines, and much more. Britannica Online’s rich resources also include Merriam-Webster’s quick-click Dictionary and Thesaurus.
WRITTEN BY SCHOLARS, EDITED BY PROFESSIONALS
Britannica employs a dedicated staff of professionals in-house—and has an extensive network of renowned scholars (including former U.S. presidents and Nobel and Pulitzer Prize winners), advisers, content specialists, and writers—whose job it is to ensure that Britannica is current, accurate, unbiased, comprehensive, relevant, international in scope, and engaging to college-level learners, researchers, and faculty. Expert contributors include:
- Michael Carr (member of the Voyager, Galileo, and Mars Observer missions) on Mars
- Bill Clinton (former president of the United States) on the Dayton Accords
- Scott Hamilton (1984 Olympic gold medalist, professional skater) on figure skating
- Mary Robinson (former president of Ireland and United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights) on Children and Human Rights
- Norgay Tenzing (first person [with Edmund Hillary] to reach the summit of Mount Everest) on Mount Everest
UNPARALLELED, UP-TO-DATE RESOURCE FOR RESEARCH AND TEACHING
Because of changes in the various fields of knowledge, the latest research, current events, and feedback from readers, each year Britannica’s editorial and development team adds:
130,000 + websites, hand-selected by Britannica
84,000 + articles
23,000 + biographies
53,000 + images and maps
35,000 + animations, videos, and audio files
Thousands of tables and graphs
Extensive World Atlas,covering over 200 countries
RESOURCES AND TOOLS THAT MAKE RESEARCH EASIER
Specifically designed to meet research requirements and productivity of universities and academic libraries
- Web’s Best Sites—Britannica editors select more than 100,000 external websites and tag them to articles and search results.
- Britannica’s Web Search provides a sophisticated algorithm to improve results of a standard GoogleTM search.
- E-books and Primary Sources—Tens of thousands of e-books (many of them illustrated) as well as historical papers and documents are tagged to articles.
- World Data Analyst is an exclusive database of current and past statistics explores the countries of the world.
- Gateway to the Classics—An extensive collection of significant works covers literature, philosophy, history, and science.
- Full-text journal and magazine articles—Titles are hand-selected for college needs and have articles dating back three years. Articles are incorporated into Britannica’s search and correlated to specific reference articles.
- BBC &New York Times headlines provide the top stories from trusted sources through daily feeds to our site, for convenience and further research.
- Interactive World Atlas provides access to detailed Britannica maps and country data simultaneously.
- Workspace is an exclusive Britannica research organizer that allows users to assemble and personalize content.
- Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus with audio pronunciation is embedded in our databases and accessible from any word.
- Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Quotations offers a lively collection of more than 4,000 quotations, both contemporary and classic, for reports and presentations.
Some of the Britannica collaborators:
- Bill Clinton, former president of the United States
- Dalai Lama, spiritual and political leader
- Mary Robinson, former president of Ireland and member of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
- Scott Hamilton, figure skating Olympic champion
and many others!