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Britannica Learning Zone

Learning Zone is a classroom-tested, curriculum-related PK–2 Interactive Learning Environment. Play, discover, create and read—these are the cornerstones of learning for young children. This complete online Solution for early-childhood learning includes an interactive atlas, online art activities, interactive games and learning materials, audio & video and vocabulary builders. The Zone teaches concepts in the areas of geography, numbers, time, sounds and more. Note: Britannica Learning Zone is included with Britannica Online School Edition subscriptions.
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Britannica Library

Britannica Library (Public Library Edition) now has easier access to 3 Encyclopedia Levels – Children, Young Adults and Reference Center. Current subscribers can keep their current website link at
and may wish to add new links directly to the Children’s site at and to the Young Adults’ site at

Britannica Library has advanced interactivity and multimedia content. Enjoy the same viewing experience on a tablet, smartphone, laptop, desktop computer or any Internet-connected device with a Web browser. Also note the streamlined Home Page featuring a Toggle that enables patrons to access content at the reading level and an age-appropriate environment.

"My Britannica" is the perfect place for individuals to save articles, images, and videos in a personal Britannica Library Account.

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Britannica Online Academic Edition

Britannica Online, winner of the 2010 Choice Magazine Award for being a 2010 Outstanding Academic Title has been thoroughly updated with new content and employs a user-friendly interface that specifically addresses the needs of college and university libraries. Britannica Online Academic Edition includes content such as 75,000 Articles from Encyclopaedia Britannica, 700+ Full-Text Magazine Articles from EBSCO, over 23,000 Biographies, Bonus Database World Data Analyst Online and our collection of Notable Quotations. Users enjoy Advanced Search capabilities, an interactive Table of Contents, access to over 100,000 Editor-approved web sites, access to tens of thousands of Primary Sources (including full-text e-books), and the Britannica Workspace, a research organizer. Britannica Online is used by more than 20,000,000 people in over 18 countries!

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Britannica School

Britannica School now offers the following features and benefits:


  • Access to 3 Reading Levels
  • Trusted content aligned to State Standards and the Common Core
  • Support for Differentiated Instruction across all subjects and grade levels
  • Interactivity with a clear instructional purpose
  • Universal Access- use anytime, anywhere, and on ANY DEVICE!
  • Comprehensive Support- Lesson Plans, Professional Development, and more

Content for PK-2: Britannica Learning Zone, a site designed specifically for the needs of children from grades PK-2, is included with every Britannica Online School Edition subscription!

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Global Reference Center

Global Reference Center is an extensive collection of Encyclopaedia Britannica’s foreign language content including Spanish (the entire Spanish Reference Center), Simplified Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and French (the entire Encyclopaedia Universalis). Users will find comprehensive global coverage of art, geography, history, politics, science, sports, technology, and more. Each site also contains additional local content, including culture, history, and traditions, specific to each product. Brilliant photos, detailed maps, and other imagery accompany the text, engaging readers and encouraging further learning. Clean designs and powerful search engines make it easy to find information. Vast and thorough yet intuitive and fast, the Global Reference Center is ideal for native speakers and students of foreign languages.

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Image Quest, the best and broadest collection of proprietary educational imagery includes:


  • Images from 59 of the best collections: Bridgeman Art Library, Getty Images, the National Portrait Gallery of London, the National Geographic Society and more!
  • Currently almost 3,000,000 Images
  • Teachers can incorporate the images in their lesson plans and classroom activities
  • Students can use the site for homework assignments and course projects
  • Organized by subject matter and fully searchable
  • All images are rights-cleared for non-commercial, educational use!
    • Images can be downloaded, printed, saved in each user’s individual account (“My Images”), or emailed as jpegs or gifs.
    • Each photo or illustration comes with complete metadata, including the source, the copyright holder, caption and keywords

Uses: Constructing instructor lesson plans, assignments, activities & whiteboards; student reports & projects; school Web sites, newsletters, newspapers, flyers and bulletins.

You can trust the source and be certain that you’re using an accurate photo.


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Merriam-Webster Unabridged

Merriam-Webster Unabridged is the largest, most comprehensive American dictionary currently available in print or online. This new version is the largest revision/updating in 50 years and includes 5,000 new words and definitions from a wide variety of fields. It also includes:


  • 700,000 definitions
  • 143,000 etymologies
  • 100,000 quotations
  • 107,000 additional example sentences
  • Synonyms & Antonyms
  • 1,000 pictorial illustrations
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Original Sources from Encyclopaedia Britannica

Original Sources is a compilation of more than 350,000 primary source documents, including more than 5,000 complete books, and authentic images. Students have access to a virtual library of the creations and discoveries of history's greatest minds, as recorded in the authors’ original words. The library divides the original sources into eight major collections: World History, U.S. History, Science and Mathematics, Social Science, Literature, Political Science and Law, Language (including works in Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, French, German, and other languages), and Philosophy and Religion. Explore this vast collection with the flexible and intuitive search engine or browse the documents by subject, starting with the early civilizations and up to the present day. This database is available to Academic and Corporate/Government Libraries.

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Spanish Language Reference

Two Spanish-Language Encyclopedias in One! A complete reference collection for ages 6-12 and through College ages, as well as separate Home Pages for each level, making it the only online Spanish-language database that offers age-appropriate content for everyone.


  • Britannica Escolar Online provides a Spanish Elementary Encyclopedia with 2,000 articles, images, videos, workspace, atlas and Learning Materials specifically designed for the younger students.
  • Enciclopedia Moderna includes over 50,000 articles plus 4,200 images. Complete with dictionary, atlas and timelines, it’s the perfect resource for native speakers, bilingual student and students learning Spanish.
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World Data Analyst Online

This powerful database of current and historical statistics on 217 countries of the world makes historical and cross-national comparisons easy. Plus, the Analyst Tool allows users to create tables, charts, and even export information to a spreadsheet for further data analysis. World Data Analyst provides Country Snapshots, Country Comparisons and Ranked Statistics. Users can also link to country articles from the Britannica Concise Encyclopedia. Students will be able to find answers to the most detailed questions, such as: What countries have the longest life expectancy? Who uses the most electricity? Which country has the largest national park?

Note: World Data Analyst Online is included with Britannica Online Academic Edition subscription.

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