Encyclopaedia Britannica

(Encyclopaedia Britannica)

The online edition of the most comprehensive English-language general encyclopaedia offers access to the complete text of the current 32-volume print edition (2007) and the update (print edition 2010) of the 75,000 articles from 4,900 authors and 10,500 contributions from the series Britannica Books of the Year. The text is supplemented by: 

  • A world atlas 
  • Numerous interactive timelines 
  • 37,000 illustrations and maps 
  • 4,200 audio and video clips and animation 
  • A daily newsletter with reports from The New York Times and BBC News. 
  • Editorially reviewed links to related websites
  • Full-text links to over 700 journals and magazines of the EBSCO and ProQuest Information and Learning publishing houses

Also included: 

  • Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary 
  • Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Thesaurus 
  • World Data Analyst Online 
  • A collection of current and historical statistical data and basic information on over 200 countries worldwide

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