Britannica Academic

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The perfect research starting point for all disciplines

With contributions from Nobel laureates, historians, curators, professors and other notable experts, Britannica Academic provides trusted information with balanced, global perspectives and insights that users will not find anywhere else.

A subscription to Britannica Academic provides your institution with full access to the venerable Encyclopædia Britannica, Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, a selection of magazine and journal articles from trusted academic publishers, as well as many other research tools.

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Unmatched editorial quality

In excess of 100,000 new and revised articles, with contributions from more than 100 Nobel laureates, numerous heads of state, Pulitzer Prize winners, leading professors and experts in all fields of human endeavour.

Wealth of multimedia

Browse biographies, articles, images, videos and audio files, find related e-books and primary sources as well as search for content from thousands of journals and periodical.

Review article history

A unique “Article History” feature, which allows users to see every update or editorial change in every article.

More resource integrations

Integration with Britannica ImageQuest, which offers a streamlined ability to explore millions of related images right from the search results page (requires subscriptions to both resources).

Access news headlines

Option to turn on news feeds from the New York Times and the BBC.

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