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Encyclopedia Britannica Online Academic Edition Renewal 2019-2020

Response Deadline: 
September 16, 2019

Subscription Term


October 1, 2019


September 30, 2020

Renewal pricing is now available for Encyclopedia Britannica Online Academic Edition (formerly known as Encyclopedia Britannica Online). Pricing remains the same as 2018/19. This database is made available to BC ELN partner libraries through a national site licence, negotiated on behalf of Consortia Canada by The Alberta Library (TAL).



Britannica Academic delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the venerable Encyclopædia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, 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.

Written by Nobel laureates, historians, curators, professors, and other notable experts, Britannica Academic’s articles provide trusted information with balanced, global perspectives and insights that users will not find anywhere else.

Features & Benefits Include:

  • In excess of 100,000 new and revised articles, with contributions from more than 100 Nobel laureates, numerous heads of state, Pulitzer Prize winners, leading professors, and experts in all fields of human endeavor.
  • A unique “Article History” feature, which allows users to see every update or editorial change in every article.
  • Biography, subject, and contributor browses; e-books and primary sources; thousands of periodicals.
  • Integration with Britannica ImageQuest, which offers a streamlined ability to explore millions of related images right from the search results page (requires subscriptions to both resources).
  • News feeds from the New York Times and the BBC; editor-selected Web sites; an interactive world atlas; the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary; and famous quotations.
  • Updated versions of the World Data Analyst and articles from the Britannica Book of the Year— as well as thousands of photographs, videos, tables, graphs, and illustrations.
  • A fresh and engaging look, with a new user interface; improved search capabilities; and a cleaner overall design.

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Last updated: July 9, 2020


Response Instructions

To RENEW, no response is required from current subscribers as listed above. To CANCEL, libraries should contact BC ELN by the response deadline.

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