Posted: Friday 1st September 2017
Britannica Online combines the world renowned content of the Encyclopaedia Britannica with the speed and convenience of the internet. There are hundreds and thousands of articles, biographies, videos, images, and web sites. The online edition is available at different reading levels, each with its own user-friendly interface.
Britannica Junior (5 to 11 years) - A special version of the famous encyclopaedia for the young. Perfect for homework!
Britannica Student (12 to 18 years) - A simplified version appropriate for the developing student. Great for assignments!
Encyclopaedia Britannica (18+ years) - The full version of the encyclopaedia, with enhanced online features
All of this is available on your tablet, phone or on a library PC - just go to www.hertfordshire.gov.uk/orlib and use your borrower card number to log in.
The National campaign will take place 2-8 October and this year the theme is to help everyone to Try1Thing - use the internet to do just one thing that they usually do offline.
With 15.2 million people in the UK still not making full use of the internet this is an ideal opportunity for everyone to have the chance to develop these skills, and what better way than choosing one everyday task or hobby, and getting help to give it a go online?
Hertfordshire Libraries will be involved in Get Online Week 2017 by providing events, advice and resources to help people get online in some of their Libraries. It could be booking an IT taster session or seeking advice from staff or a volunteer IT Champion to Try 1 Thing. This could involve looking at the Library App, getting advice on downloading an E-book or magazine, trying a tablet or applying for a job online – any new skill that our customers’ haven’t had the confidence to try before. Visit your local library during Get Online week to check what is happening and to Try 1 Thing!