Posted: Friday 30th August 2019
A great online encyclopaedia for good quality information.
Gone are the days when you had to wade through the hefty volumes of Encyclopaedia Britannica! Now, you can access it online via the internet and print off, cut and paste and use as you want.
Not surprisingly, it’s now known as “Britannica Online” and offers three levels of use –
- Junior (for age 6-10),
- Student (for age 10-15)
- Adult (for age 15+).
As a member of Hertfordshire Libraries you are entitled to use this resource for free, all you need to do is log on with your library card number - www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/orlib
Or, if you have downloaded the Hertfordshire Libraries App just go to Online Resources, follow the link for General Resources then click the link for Britannica Online and log in, it’s that easy!
The really good thing about using Britannica Online is that you can rest assured that there is no fake news! All of the information provided is a good quality and the facts have been checked! Britannica Online is a safe up-to-date and age appropriate information resource for children, young adults and adults. Discover encyclopaedia articles, multimedia, primary sources, e-books and other training resources that support student research and re-inforce curriculum standards. It contains more than 120,000 articles that are updated regularly and has daily features, updates and links to news reports from The New York Times and the BBC.
If you haven’t yet joined then the library to take advantage of this fantastic resource why not visit your local library www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/yourlibrary. Our staff will be happy to help you.