Encyclopedia Britannica Online

GENRE: Encyclopedia

TEASER: The Encyclopedia Britannica is a world of information at your fingertips. Their headquarters is in Chicago, IL. A wide variety of topics are written on, such as: mathematics, science, art, health, history, music, literature, etc.

SUMMARY: Encyclopedia Britannica Online has more than 120,000 articles that are updated regularly. The print Encyclopedia Britannica is the oldest English language encyclopedia that is still in print.

CRITIQUE: There are a lot of maps and pictures to cut through some of the text. you have the option of using the search engine or browsing by category. You also have the option of narrowing your search by keywords or type of article, i.e. magazine. I preformed a test search on Leonardo da Vinci and received four pages of results. All in all I felt that Encyclopedia Britannica Online was efficient and serves the purpose quite nicely.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR: The Encyclopedia Britannica has over 4,000 contributors for the articles found in print and online. Currently editorial staff of the Encyclopedia Britannica includes five senior editors and nine associate Editors. They are supervised by Dale Hoiberg and four others.

WEBSITE: http://www.britannica.com

GRADE LEVEL All

CHALLENGE ISSUES: N/A

DEFENSE: N/A

CURRICULUM TIES: Math, science, history, music, art, etc.

BOOKTALKING IDEAS: N/A

WHY INCLUDED: I feel that Encyclopedia Britannica is a useful school resource for teenagers.

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