Encyclopædia Britannica Online Public Library Edition

Encyclopædia Britannica Online Public Library Edition delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the insightful Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough research—all from one database.


  • Improved interface for easier navigation: Articles now include an interactive Table of Contents, page numbers, and section headings to help orient users within each article.
  • Over 75,000 articles from the Encyclopædia Britannica, including 23,000 biographies.
  • Magazines and News Headlines: Get headlines from The New York Times, the BBC, the SBS Australian News Service, and full-text articles from more than 700 magazines and periodicals provided by EBSCO and Proquest.
  • Gateway to the Classics: An introduction to significant works of history, literature, philosophy, and science.
  • Web Links: Access 166,000 Web sites selected by Britannica editors for additional quality information.
  • Vivid graphics and multimedia: Over 27,000 images and maps, plus 3,300 animations, videos, and audio files engage users and bring articles to life.
  • Extensive World Atlas: Search thousands of maps, flags, articles, and statistics. Compare economic, demographic, and health measures for over 200 countries.
  • You can choose a library appropriate for your level:
    • Encyclopædia Britannica for adults
    • Britannica Student for secondary/middle school students and up
    • Britannica Junior for primary school students and up

* Remote access is permitted under terms and conditions of licencing agreements with publishers.

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