Britannica Academic

The essentials for conducting thorough research

  • New, fresh and engaging interface; fully compatible with all mobile devices
  • In excess of 100,000 editorially checked, fully cited and regularly updated articles
  • Trusted by more colleges and universities than any other general reference resource

Key features

Foundational research resource

  • Bridges the gap between prescribed and independent learning
  • Builds essential research skills with advanced search and filtering options

Supporting students

  • Specific tools to support ESL learners
  • Easily organise research with the ‘My Research’ section
  • Create and share resource packs

Trusted content

  • Over a 100 strong editorial team
  • Content is updated daily
  • Each article contains article history with author information and listed changes

Extended Research

  • Seamless integration with Britannica® ImageQuest™ (try it)
  • Access the Original Sources™ resource containing a wealth of primary materials (try it)

“We’ve found our undergraduate students in particular make good use of the resource as an introduction to topics that are new to them, to begin their research in a subject, and to expand their knowledge using the additional recommended readings and links to full text articles.”

The Open University, UK