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Encyclopædia Britannica

The Nebraska Library Commission is offering the following Encyclopædia Britannica products to Nebraska libraries at discounted prices.


  • Britannica Academic delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the insightful Encyclopaedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that students need to consult when conducting thorough research--all from one resource.
  • Britannica Library [public library edition] One subscription to Britannica Online gives your library three unique sites for children, young adults, and older patrons. With Britannica Library, it’s easy to choose an age-appropriate level for conducting research, completing homework assignments, and working on special projects in the library or at home.They can even store their research in their own personal My Britannica account. Remote access is included!   
  • Britannica School delivers three Levels of Learning--Elementary, Middle, and High--for the Classroom, Library, or Home! Offers a wealth of content and a wide variety of resources--thousands of articles, images, videos, primary sources, maps, research tools, and recommended Web sites--that promote rigor while students read, write, research, and develop vocabulary in the content areas. A consolidated search feature brings all the resources together in one place for a time-saving review.
  • Britannica School Early Elementary (PK-2) is a robust learning resource collection tailored to the unique needs of PreK-2 students and educators. It offers a safe, age-appropriate, and educational environment to inspire the young learner.
  • Merriam-Webster Unabridged America's largest, most comprehensive dictionary is revised for today's librarian, teacher, and student. With updated vocabulary, enhanced content, a fresh modern layout, and exciting new features, Merriam-Webster Unabridged is an essential source of information on the English language. 
  • Britannica Original Sources is a compilation of more than 420,000 documents, complete books, and authentic images. Students, teachers, and parents have instant access to an online library full of the creations and discoveries of history's greatest minds as recorded in the authors' original words. Read Confucius, Dante, Pasteur, as well as more obscure authors for in-depth research. Find primary sources across twelve subject areas: World History, U.S. History, Political Science, Law, Literature, Science, Mathematics, Social Science, Philosophy, Religion, Language, and Language Arts.
  • Britannica ImageQuest Bring classroom activities to life with over 3 million rights-cleared images from over 60 of the best collections in the world. The Bridgeman Art Gallery, Dorling Kindersley Images, Getty Images, the National Portrait Gallery of London, the National Geographic Society, Oxford Scientific, and other leading names have joined with Britannica to provide the best and broadest collection of proprietary educational imagery. Also available in French, Portuguese, and Spanish!  
  • Britannica ImageQuest Jr. is a version of ImageQuest designed for PreK to 2nd-grade students and teachers. With thousands of hand-selected, rights-cleared images and videos, it is the go-to platform for educators who want a secure and worry-free browsing experience for their students.
  • Language Products:
  • Britannica LaunchPacks Available for both social studies and science subjects, LaunchPacks combine up-to-date, curriculum-aligned content sets with tools that make it easier for teachers to differentiate instruction and for students to understand core K-12 social studies and science topics.
  • Britannica Expedition Learn! This powerful, flexible digital resource builds literacy while developing content-area knowledge. Expedition Learn! includes assessment and reporting tools; LMS integration, SSO, and rostering capabilities; and correlations to national, state, and ELA standards.Every lession of Expedition Learn! provides reading instruction while developing content-area knowledge in science and social studies.


For a price quote please contact Susan Knisely at the Nebraska Library Commission. In addition to the name of the product you are interested in, please also provide your number of weighted users (see below).

Weighted Users:

 Pricing is based on a relative weighting of the number of users (Weighted Users).

  • Four-Year Colleges and Universities - 100% of the Full-Time Equivalent enrollment (FTE) of undergraduate and graduate students for the last Fall period.  
  • Two-Year Colleges - 75% of Full-time Equivalent (FTE) enrollment for the last Fall period.  
  • K-12 Schools -100% of the number of students enrolled for Fall 
  • Public Library (< 100,000 pop served) - 7% of the total population served  
  • Public Library (> 100,000 pop served) - 5% of the total population  

Subscription Term: 

June 1 - May 31

To Place an Order:

Contact Susan Knisely at 402-471-3849, 800-307-2665 or email Susan Knisely.


The order/renewal deadline for a June 1, 2024 start date is May 15, 2024. Late renewals will be charged the full year's cost. They will not be prorated.

Tech Support:

Call the Britannica Help Desk at 800-621-3900, extension 7160.

Usage Statistics:

Britannica Online Usage Statistics are available at

To obtain a User ID and password for the usage statistics system, please contact Britannica customer service at 800-621-3900. 


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