Britannica welcomes California schools and libraries
July 2, 2018
Welcome, California! We’re so excited to have you to our global educator community. Let's get you started today!
The state of California has purchased two great resources and we’re here to share the amazing things you’ll discover in Britannica School and Britannica Escolar. Whether you’re new to Britannica or are an expert user, this is the place for you.
We’re so excited to have you to our global educator community. In the U.S. alone, 6 in 10 educators use Britannica’s product suite to engage students and lifelong learners and to meet the personalized needs of their communities. We’re here to help you do that.
Meet your new toolkit (and bookmark your new resources)!
Britannica School is the go-to site for K-12 research. Fifty-three thousand schools throughout the country use Britannica School to build essential information literacy skills, differentiate instruction, and support STEM education.
Britannica Escolar is the leading knowledge-building resource, universally trusted for accurate and age-appropriate content in Spanish, made for native Spanish speakers, bilingual students, and students learning Spanish.
Spread the word.
Let’s celebrate your new tools by spreading the word to other California educators, students, patrons, and parents. Here’s what you can do to get the word out:
- Issue your own press release. Download our press release template here and share it with other school and library leaders in California.
- Publish announcements in your listservs and newsletters.
- Download our social media announcements for Twitter and Facebook.
- Share product access information on your website with these Britannica School and Britannica Escolar search box widgets and Britannica School and Britannica Escolar digital logos.
- Download bookmarks and posters and share them at your school or library.
Only have three minutes? Get a sneak peek.
Curious but don’t have much time? Or maybe you’re the person who likes to read the instruction manual first? We’ve got you covered with a three-minute road map on how to use Britannica School. Watch now.
Log in and explore.
Give yourself just 15 minutes to play and discover what Britannica School and Britannica Escolar have to offer. Let your curiosity lead the way, or take our Britannica School Guided Tour or Britannica Escolar Guided Tour along for the ride for handy tips and helpful navigation.
Check out your California calendar for upcoming webinars, tailor-made for California educators to demonstrate practical and proven ways to incorporate Britannica School and Britannica Escolar into cross-curricular lessons, libraries, and more.
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Got questions? Explore our FAQs from other educators.
Join the conversation. Connect with us on social media:
Tell parents. Download our parent announcement and spread the word to your community of parents.
Did you know you can…
- Access a collection of over 25 Britannica School graphic organizers.
- Peruse our educators’ favorite webinars.
- Download our white paper on incorporating inquiry into teaching and learning.
California is now offering, at no cost to local schools, districts or students, three online databases for use by every K-12 school and student in the state, with access starting at the beginning of the 2018-19 school year.
Online content from Encyclopedia Britannica, ProQuest and TeachingBooks.net will be available individually to all K-12 students in California, as well as all public schools in the state.
These content resources, commonly referred to as “library databases,” provide teachers, school librarians and students with a massive amount of digital information: books, scientific research, newspaper articles, photos, videos and more – all aligned with the curriculum that California has created for its schools.