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Meet the Editors

May 31, 2016

As mentioned in our previous blog The Britannica Tradition of Quality, it takes a collection of great minds—including Britannica's in-house editorial staff and the expertise of curriculum specialists, contributors, designers, and Web developers—to deliver high-quality resources that make teaching and learning easier and more effective. Over the course of the next few months, ...READ MORE

Where Do Digital Citizenship & Information Literacy Intersect?

May 23, 2016

When we talk about wanting to build “good digital citizens,” we’re also talking about the need for students to be information literate—the two go hand in hand! As a result of this connection, information literacy and digital citizenship instruction often intersect. So we asked some of our favorite colleagues: “What is the most important thing you do to create digital cit ...READ MORE

The Essentials for Conducting Thorough Research

May 13, 2016

Once Again You Spoke, We Listened, We Updated.Since the inception of Britannica Academic, we’ve worked closely with universities and academic libraries across the globe to understand their needs. I'm pleased to announce that in response to their feedback and suggestions, we have made major changes to our highly acclaimed Britannica Academic ...READ MORE

What Do You Mean, Information Literacy?

May 11, 2016

We all talk about wanting students to be information literate—but what does that mean? “Information literacy” is a great thing to aspire to on behalf of our students—and it’s a lot easier to hope for something that we can really define. Since there are numerous definitions out there, we thought we’d ask librarians, media specialists, and library leaders who think abo ...READ MORE

Small Changes Make a Big Difference

May 08, 2016

A new look and new content makes Britannica's Pathways: Science more engaging than ever! Pathways: Science uses an inquiry-based approach to help middle school students tackle tough science concepts. These are topics that students consistently struggle with like understanding what causes the earth’s seasons or why some objects sink while others float. ...READ MORE