Britannica Online Public Library Edition

The library now offers Britannica Online Public Library Edition. Click the link and enter your library card number for access. This resource includes Children/Youth Services for kids and homeschool families and the Reference Center for high school students and adults.

Britannica for Kids: With this child-friendly collection, students will find it easy to conduct research, complete homework assignments, and work on special projects. Resources include two encyclopedias (Compton’s by Britannica and Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia); Merriam-Webster’s Student Dictionary; engaging video, animation, and audio clips; Discover America, Important People, Big Events, and other learning tools; and a Student Center with “how to” guides for school reports, an atlas, and biographies. Kids can even store their research in their own personal Workspace account!

Britannica Reference Center: This adult general reference collection offers similar resources created for advanced information seekers. Resources include two encyclopedias (Encyclopaedia Britannica and Britannica Concise Encyclopedia), Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary and Thesaurus, periodicals from EBSCO and ProQuest, Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Quotations, Gateway to the Classics, World Atlas, World Data Analyst Online, timelines, and much more!

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