Britannica Online and Britannica Image Quest

The Library has subscribed to the very popular Encyclopedia Britannica Online Edition and the new Britannica Image Quest. Both these online databases can be used by all Library Members from young to old.

Britannica Online
This is the online version of the traditional Encyclopedia Britannica. Like the print version, Britannica Online has a wealth of information for all levels of learning. However, the online version has a range of additional features. Users can choose to search the entire encyclopedia, or narrow their search to Britannica Junior (6-10 years), Britannica Student (10-14 years), or the advanced level Encyclopedia Britannica. Similarly, results are divided by these encyclopedias, so you can choose your level of learning. As well as Encyclopedia entries, the online version contains additional content including journal and magazine articles, recommended websites plus a range of multimedia including photos, illustrations, video and audio. Each article includes additional content such as facts and figures, maps, tables, multimedia and related articles. Users can print, email, cite and save articles to their own personal workspace. Plus, there are a whole lot of other great, additional features such as country profiles, a dictionary and atlas.

Britannica Image Quest
Britannica Image Quest is a new database. It contains over two million quality images. These images have been rights cleared for non-commercial, educational use. This means they can be used in assignments, activities and school projects. Users can browse the image collection by subject or search the entire database. Results include thumbnail images and users can click on the image to find out more. Users are then able to print, download, email or save the full-sized image to their personal Lightbox. This is highly recommended. Try it today and tell us what you think.

Both these databases can be accessed from any Sutherland Shire Library or from home using the full barcode on the back of your Sutherland Shire Libraries membership card.