Encyclopædia Universalis

Welcome to the largest French-language reference resource.

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About Encyclopædia Universalis

  • This extensive collection of French-language resources responds to the needs of schools, libraries, students, and anyone doing research.
  • A world atlas, timelines, an integrated dictionary, bibliographies, news and current events, original source documents, and a guide to select Web sites provide valuable support to the research process.
  • A science center explains 11 scientific topics and uses more than 60 multimedia elements to demonstrate important topics.

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Did you know that…

  • 6,400   historians and  
    Nobel Prize winners
  • 38,000  articles by editors  
    and renowned authors
  • 25,000  multimedia elements

Features of Encyclopædia Universalis

  • Enjoy an intuitive experience.

    Allows life-long learners the opportunity to more easily explore historical figures and events, famous individuals and fictional heroes, cities and countries, plants and animals, technology, and sports.

  • Engage in fun ways to learn.

    Images, maps, flags, charts, and videos, plus “Did You Know” and “Image of the Day,” are fun ways to interest life-long learners.

  • Access bonus tools.

    Bonus tools include “Read Aloud,” Merriam-Webster’s French-English Dictionary, French-language news, and a detailed atlas.

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    Responsive design enables students an optimal viewing experience across a wide range of devices.