Britannica Academic

Britannica Academic delivers fast and easy access to high quality, comprehensive information.

A dedicated editorial team of over 100 people, whose work is supplemented by content written by Nobel laureates, historians, curators and professors, ensure Britannica Academic’s articles are trustworthy, citable resources.

Written to provide balanced, global perspectives and insights, each article contains an article history with author information and listed changes. Students conducting their own research can cite the articles, helping them to deliver essays and dissertations that are academically rigorous and credible.

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Subject experts

Our subject-matter experts from the past and present include:
• 110 Nobel Prize Winners
• 20 Heads of State and World Activists
• 14 Notable Sports Figures
• 5 U.S. Presidents

Unbiased, balanced content

Written to provide balanced, global perspectives and insights, each article contains an article history with author information and listed changes. Students conducting their own research can cite the articles, helping them to deliver essays and dissertations that are academically rigorous and credible.

World Data Analyst

A cornucopia of statistics, World Data Analyst allows students to make historical and cross-national comparisons. Students can create tables and charts and also download data into spreadsheets for deeper analysis. The service also provides country data snapshots, comparisons and ranked statistics.

FAQ

How can Britannica Academic support our institution’s research goals?

Britannica Academic provides up-to-date and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information and is a gateway for further research for colleges, academic libraries and institutions.

Does Britannica Academic support English language learners?

Britannica Academic provides text-to-speech, video and audio multimedia assets, Merriam Webster’s Collegiate double-click dictionary and thesaurus. Additionally, Arabic and Spanish readers can benefit from our unique 98% contextually accurate, on-demand translation of any word or phrase.

Can I copy or reuse content in my own work?

All Britannica content is royalty-free and cleared for copyright on the condition that it is being used for an educational, non-commercial purpose. You may not remove or alter any copyright, trademark, service mark or other legends or proprietary notices.

How can we integrate Britannica Academic?

Depending on your requirements, we can provide access by username and password, IP authentication, URL referral, EZ Proxy, Shibboleth and Athens. Britannica can also be used remotely. For further technical support, please contact Britannica on +44 (0)20 7500 7800. This service is available Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm UK time.

How will the Britannica team support my subscription?

Britannica provides a range of online resources to help with the uptake and use of its resources; links can be found here. Britannica provides regular online webinars for new and existing customers; you can book these here. In addition, for new customers, we organise customer-specific online training tailored to meet your school’s specific needs.

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