By now most of you have probably heard about the demise of the print version of Encyclopedia Britannica. After 244 years, Britannica has ceased producing print volumes for bookshelves. (You can read about it in the New York Times here.)
This does not mean there will be no Encyclopedia Britannica though. Britannica will still be available in an electronic web based format. You can subscribe for $70 per year OR you can use the HIU library subscription (current HIU students/faculty/staff only).
If you haven't already tried out the electronic web based version of EB, you really should. Here is just some of what you can do using the web based subscription version ...
- Look up something specific using the search box or the advanced search screen
- A-Z topic list
- Magazine titles
- Media Collection
- Primary Sources and more ...
- Compare Countries
- This Day in History
- World Atlas
- World Data Analyst
- Other EB articles
- Magazine articles
- Primary sources
- Relevant websites
- News articles via the BBC News feed
- Go to http://library.hiu.edu
- Click the Research Databases tab
- Using the "Select a subject area" drop box, choose Reference Resources
- Choose Encyclopedia Britannica from the list
- Login using your HIU email and password