Encyclopædia Britannica Online

Welcome to Encyclopædia Britannica Online School Edition which the RBLC has purchased for your use. Click here to login to Britannica and start searching - read the information below to let you know what is in store for you, although there is no substitute for getting involved and exploring the site yourself! Students need to logon using their school network logon, but will need to reset their internet setting for it to work. Should you experience any problems with logging on ask your ICT teacher for help; if you need help searching the encyclopedia, just come into the RBLC and ask Mrs Clare and the library staff who will be happy to help you.

How to use Britannica Online School Edition

  • Click on the link or the logo above to go to the logon screen.
  • Type in your student or staff ID to log in.
  • Select "Intermediate" if you are a student in Key Stage 3 or 4
  • Select "Advanced" if you are a sixth form student.
  • The "Search" box is at the top of the screen - simply type in your search term and click on the "magnifying glass" next to the box or hit the "enter" button on your keyboard to begin your search.
  • Once you have done this, the list of results appears. Click on the link of the article you want to read. You will often have a choice of which level you want to choose - Level 1 (Primary); level 2 (Key Stage 3 and 4) or Level 3 (Sixth Form students).
  • You will then see the article you have chosen displayed. You will also see additional links on the left hand side of the article which will give you more information.

Information about Britannica Online School Edition

In a world where an infinite amount of information is available at the touch of a button, never has it been more important for students to distinguish between the reliable and unreliable – to understand the difference between “search” and “research”. Britannica provides trusted, reliable and safe online content in an interactive format for schools throughout the world. Britannica Online School Edition provides expert content for primary and secondary schools. More than 100,000 articles, 46,000 images, 4,000 videos and hundreds of other interactive materials are available all at the touch of a button.

  • Age appropriate Britannica Online School Edition is separated into three online encyclopedias, which are written and edited for learners of different ages. Primary Britannica (Foundation) caters for younger learners, aged 5 – 11, Britannica Student (Intermediate) focuses on learners aged 12 – 16, while the advanced level Encylopædia Britannica is for A level students and above. It also includes Britannica Learning Zone®, an activity area for early learners to help with literacy and numeracy.
  • Trusted information Britannica is one of the world’s most trusted sources of information. With more than 200 years of delivering clear and current content and 4,000 expert contributors around the world, students and teachers can be confident that they can find non-biased, correct and up-to-date information.
  • Cross-curricular Britannica supports all primary and secondary curriculum topics for all ages and levels.
  • Find information quickly It can often take a lot of time to find good online resources. Britannica offers a starting point for any classroom project where results are shown by relevance. Its ready-made lesson plans, worksheets and quizzes also help teachers save time in lesson preparation.
  • Teacher support As well as thousands of articles and images to engage students in the classroom, Britannica offers online resources and interactive lessons for teachers to integrate into their lesson plans.