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Britannica Library

The go-to reference resource for all ages

With 3 sites in one, patrons can conduct research, work on special projects, or explore their unique interests.

Britannica Library

The go-to reference resource for all ages

With 3 sites in one, patrons can conduct research, work on special projects, or explore their unique interests.

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Users can switch between 3 reading levels on each article, listen to article read aloud, and use Merriam-Webster’s double click dictionary to learn definitions and hear pronunciations. Articles can also be translated into over 80 languages.

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