Britannica School

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About Britannica School

  • Get to know the premier PreK-12 information and teaching resource leader, tailor-made for differentiated instruction and STEM education.
  • Use Britannica School to browse by subject, media type, or weekly rotating content.
  • Access the world’s knowledge with accurate, nonfiction, cross-curricular multimedia content that’s aligned to the next generation science, common core, and state curriculum standards.
  • Stay accurate and relevant with nearly 1,200+ monthly content updates made by our in-house editorial team, including former teachers and educators.
  • Log in wherever and on whatever device you want, available for tablet, smartphone, laptop, desktop computer, and more.

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Did you know that…

  • 6 out of 10  Teachers in the US  
    have access
  • 95% of Schools  have retained Britannica  
    School year after year
  • 96 Million  page views in  
    2017 alone

Features of Britannica School

  • Choose from three learning levels.

    Explore—Elementary, Middle, and High School—a wealth of unique content, appropriate for each student.

  • Adjust article complexity with a single click.

    Students and educators can change reading levels while maintaining the age-appropriate look—ideal for classes of students at multiple reading levels!

  • Create collaboration with the lesson plan builder.

    With the intuitive lesson plan builder, small or large groups can create deeper collaboration by reviewing and adapting ready-made lessons on various subjects.

  • Save time with the easy-to-use content collector.

    Teachers can group together related content types for activities and easily search, tag, save, and share content.

  • BONUS:

    Leverage read-aloud functionality.

The library used to be seen as a break for the teacher rather than placing value on what we do. Now there is more open communication with the teachers. They see that I know their curriculum and support it with resources like Britannica School and ImageQuest. They see the library and its resources as tools for them, not a break from teaching. We’ve really made this work this year.

Interview conducted with Emily Squires,
Library Media Specialist

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How much does an annual subscription to Britannica School cost?

    Pricing is based on student enrollment or, in the case of public library purchases, on population served. For Britannica School, the minimum order is $750 (for North America only). Buyers may receive discounts for purchasing a Britannica Digital Learning product for more than one school or library and/or by purchasing more than one product.

    All subscription purchases will provide access to all users within the purchasing institution—from within the institution’s building(s) and anywhere remote. An annual subscription also provides full access to potential product updates made throughout the year.

  • How can I order an annual subscription to Britannica School?

    We’re so excited you’ve decided to subscribe! You can:

    • Call 1-800-621-3900 and speak to one of our sales specialists, available Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm CT.

    • E-mail contact@eb.com.

    If you are ordering for more than one school or library building, it is advised that you speak to a sales representative to ensure you receive any available discounts. To get started, please call 1-800-621-3900 or e-mail contact@eb.com.

  • I’m curious, but I’m not ready to purchase.

    Not ready to order but interested in learning more? You can activate your free trial. There is nothing better than diving in and getting a hands-on experience. When you fill out a free trial form, a sales representative will connect with you within two business days. View a full list of products, and fill out the free trial form to get started.

    If you’re not ready for a free trial but want to learn more, don’t hesitate to get a closer look at our features with select product videos.

  • If I subscribe to more than one product—ImageQuest, Britannica School, Britannica Academic, or Britannica Library—how can I use them together?

    If you subscribe to ImageQuest and Britannica School, Britannica Library, or Britannica Academic, you will have a streamlined exploration experience! From one search in your Britannica research database, you’ll also find related ImageQuest images directly in the search results page.

    You can also automatically log in to your individual “My Images” account, which is great for accessing ImageQuest from home, organizing your favorite finds, and sharing them with students or colleagues!

  • What if I need help with understanding how to best use Britannica School?

    Don’t worry! We offer free training for all. Britannica’s Professional Trainers offer expert recommendations and guidance. Participants are invited to our 30-minute online training sessions, scheduled throughout the school year. Discover how to easily integrate Britannica School into the library or classroom for inquiry-based teaching and learning. Certificates of attendance are available.

  • Has Britannica School been recognized as a leading digital learning tool?

    Yes! Teachers and librarians love Britannica School for its cross-curricula support, up-to-dateness, trusted content, and safe searching. Students love it because it’s easy to use, and they can feed their curiosity with the breadth of content available. Users love Britannica so much that the industry has recognized the product several times:

    • AEP’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Supplemental Resources, Reference Materials, Digital Libraries and Portals

    • Learning Magazine’s Teacher’s Choice Award for Excellence in Classroom Products

    • AEP’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Reference Resources, K‒5

    • AEP’s Distinguished Achievement Award for Reference Resources, 9‒12

  • What resources are available to me, as a subscriber, to help my students take advantage of Britannica School?

    Our resource center is chock full of help, with very specialized resources dedicated just to Britannica School.

  • Is it possible I’m already a customer?

    Yes! Did you know that 18 U.S. states—Alabama, Delaware, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, South Carolina, Texas, Wisconsin, and Wyoming—are Britannica Regional Partners? This means every school in those states already has access to Britannica School! Visit our regional access map to see what other products you may have at your disposal if you’re in a partner state.

    No matter where you’re located, your school librarian is a great resource to discover what educational products your institution uses and how you can access them.