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Britannica Digital Learning

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Britannica Academic Edition

The award-winning Britannica Academic Edition delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. Includes Encyclopædia Britannica, Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, an interactive world atlas, timelines, World Data Analyst Online, Gateway to the Classics, ebooks, primary sources, BBC and New York Times Headlines, and full-text articles from EBSCO as well as Web 2.0 features.

Britannica School

Britannica School contains over 123,000 articles from four encyclopedias geared for students and teachers in grades K-12: Encyclopædia Britannica, Compton's by Britannica, Britannica Elementary Encyclopedia and Britannica Concise Encyclopædia. Britannica School also contains full-text periodicals, Merriam-Webster's Student Dictionary and Thesaurus, a video and media library, interactive games, and standards-correlated lessons across a variety of subject areas.

Educators will enjoy quick, easy access to state standards and benchmarks linked to supporting articles. Conveniently organized by topic and grade level, these articles plus hundreds of printable and online curriculum-based learning activities are ideal for use in the classroom, media center, or computer lab.

Britannica Library

As the only online reference site created specifically for libraries, Britannica Library contains comprehensive content for all patrons – from elementary students to college students, from business professionals to curious seniors. Separate home pages for adults and children allow libraries to tailor the product to their patrons' needs, making it easy to use and age appropriate for everyone. Britannica Library includes four complete encyclopedias as well as over 29,000 graphics plus 1,700 animations, audio clips, and hours of video.

Britannica Image Quest

An extensive database of images, all age-appropriate and rights-cleared for educational use, from more than 50 of the best collections in the world including Encyclopedia Britannica, Dorling Kindersley, Getty, the National Portrait Gallery of London, the National Geographic Society, and Oxford Scientific.

Annals of American History Online

A chronicle of our nation's history, providing a year-by-year documentary of American thought and action from 1493 through today, including illustrations, photographs, speeches, writings, and interviews from more than 1,500 authors.

Spanish Reference Center

Spanish Reference Center delivers a reference collection in Spanish for ages 6-12 through college ages. Separate home pages for each level allow schools and libraries to tailor the product to their users' needs. Enciclopedia Moderna includes over 50,000 encyclopedia articles plus over 4,200 images as well as a dictionary, atlas, and timelines. Britannica Escolar Online, a Spanish elementary encyclopedia for younger readers, provides 2,000 articles, images, and videos; an atlas; and learning materials specifically designed for younger students.

Webster's Third New International Dictionary Unabridged Online

Offers all 472,000 entries from the print version, 13 search options, more than 140,000 entomological entries, and 1,000 color illustrations.

Britannica's Original Sources

A comprehensive compilation of more than 350,000 primary source documents, complete books, and authentic images, all searchable by subject, author, date, theme, etc. with a powerful and intuitive search engine.

Online Training Sessions

Subscribers have access to free online training sessions.


A 30-day trial is available by completing the Britannica Digital Learning trial request form.

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How to Order or Renew

Please complete the online order/renewal form.

Technical Support

Britannica Digital Learning support is available at 1-800-323-1229 from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM U.S. Central Time, Monday-Friday, or by completing the Britannica Institutional Support Form.


Statistics After January 2011

In 2012, Britannica introduced a newly improved reporting system to capture the usage of all features, including multimedia, learning activities, and research tools. Please note that this system counts every single image on a webpage, even small images that may be cached. This will increase the "Hits" category; however this category is optional and can be omitted upon request.

You can access the new statistics site using your existing statistics passwords. The new statistics system has usage starting with January 2011. Here is a link to help in using the new system.

For historical statistics from 2011 and earlier, Britannica's old statistics system will still be available. Following is the information on how to access that system.

Statistics Before January 2011

A web-based usage statistics system is available for all subscribers to Britannica. The statistics reporting does adhere to the guidelines set forth by the International Coalition of Library Consortia (ICOLC).

Statistics can be gathered on a daily, monthly, yearly, or since subscription commencement for any single library, or all libraries that are subscribing. Statistics can be reported as granular as the IPs that are provided, or for each username and password assigned. Consortia can view all of the stats for each library or system, but individual libraries or systems will only be able to view their own stats.

Britannica will issue usernames and passwords for subscribing institutions to access their stats reports at any time over the web. Britannica also provides a button that allows subscribers to easily download their stats report into an easy-to-use spreadsheet format.

The site displays daily and running totals of the numbers of Britannica URLs accessed as Queries ("Why is the sky blue?"), Documents (articles opened), and Other (images, etc.). Usage statistics are available for the IP addresses specified by the institution or by the Username/Password assigned in the Britannica cookie-based authentication.

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