Current encyclopedia with recommended web sites, photos, sound files, timelines and an interactive atlas.
Provides the same authoritative content as the print encyclopedia, and also includes the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, and the Britannica Book of the Year. Britannica Online contains more than 118,000 articles as well as thousands of photos, illustrations, sound files and interactive multimedia. Links to websites that have been reviewed and rated by Britannica editors appear in many articles, as do links to magazine articles. Access is provided to 2000 video clips from the Britannica archives. Articles can be saved to a workspace where research can be collected and returned to later. Includes a "This day in history" feature.
Use this database to answer questions like
- What is the highest mountain in Brazil?
- What were the worst mining disasters of 2005?
- What is water mold?
- What are the five largest countries in the world in terms of area?