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Bing plugs Encyclopedia Britannica into its search results

Move over Wikipedia, Encyclopedia Britannica has come to Bing. In a new partnership, the search engine will be linking to query results from one of the world's most trusted encyclopedias.

By June 7, 2012


App of the Day: Encyclopædia Britannica

Encyclopaedia Britannica has ended an era with the closure of its paper books - and started a new one with the launch of an app.

By May 13, 2012


End of an era for Encyclopedia Britannica

Billboard looks to streaming services to find popular songs, Walmart offers a new way to watch the DVDs you own, and Encyclopedia Britannica drops its print edition after 244 venerable years.

By March 14, 2012


Encyclopaedia Britannica drops print and goes digital only

After 244 years of printing volumes of books, the venerable encyclopedia publisher shifts toward computer-only access.

By March 13, 2012


Encyclopedia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite 2007

The latest digital edition of this trusted reference source emphasizes information over infotainment and is much better than its predecessor.

By September 10, 2006

3.5 stars Editors' rating September 10, 2006

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Encyclopedia Britannica Ultimate Reference Suite 2006

This is a fabulous reference resource from a trusted provider, but the Encyclopedia Britannica DVD needs some technical help.

By October 25, 2005

3 stars Editors' rating October 25, 2005

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Underground explorer online community celebrated in video

We discover Churchill's secret Second World War bunker with underground explorers Subterranea Britannica in this video.

By February 20, 2012


Encyclopedia Britannica 2005 Ultimate Reference Suite

Encyclopedia Britannica 2005 offers a lot of good information, but Microsoft's Encarta offers deeper data, more features, and a more colorful interface for the same price.

By November 5, 2004

3.5 stars Editors' rating November 5, 2004

Encyclopedia Britannica to allow user edits

The Encyclopedia Britannica will soon be able to shed its image as a form of old media. Its online site will allow user edits, which will trickle down to its print edition.

By January 22, 2009


Britannica makes content free with widgets, publisher registration

Venerable encyclopedia publisher is staging its comeback--at least for its brand--with free online access for Web publishers, a Twitter stream, and blog-friendly widgets.

By April 19, 2008