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Database of the Month for July



Britannica Online

Before today’s students were born, salesmen traveled door to door offering encyclopedia sets for sale. Now, these students are able to have the same volumes of information, but at their fingertips in addition to on their bookshelves. For July’s Database of the Month, Electronic Resources Librarian Heidi Busch is offering up Britannica Online. “Britannica Online is a database combining Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary. This database also includes newspapers, journals, and Primary Source Materials,” Busch explained. To begin a search start by doing a basic search using the search box at the top of the page. This search defaults to an encyclopedia article level search. You can choose to limit to a dictionary, primary source, or journal search. Additionally, there is also an Advanced Search feature. This resource also includes a world atlas with map and satellite imagery linking you to information and articles related to the location. There is a feature titled World Data Analyst, which allows you to research various countries using statistical information. You can access this database by going to the library homepage and clicking on Find Databases. Click on the letter B in the A-Z list, then look for and click on Britannica Online. For assistance in using this resource, please contact Heidi Busch at or calling 881-3078.