Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Encyclopedia Britannica Free for Bloggers

When I was young, I used to read Encyclopedia Britannica. No, not occasionally when I needed to write a book report, but from A to Z. Typically I use wikipedia or citizendium these days, but EB still has a certain nostalgia for me. I was happy to hear about this opportunity for bloggers.

If you’re a Web publisher—a blogger, webmaster, or writer—you can get complimentary access to the complete Encyclop√¶dia Britannica online. It’s a rich trove of reliable and high-quality information that you can use to check quick facts, research topics in depth, or just read to enjoy.

If this promotion succeeds, EB might end up being a major player again.

8 comments:

  1. That is just so cool. Thanks a gob and I'll be linking to this, if you don't mind. I'm in Nerdtopia!

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  2. Good news, but frankly I've always wondered if EB's former popularity over other sources was due to Anglophilia over the "Britanica" name -- although misplaced, as it's been edited and published in America since the 1930s.

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  3. I should also point out that another easy way to find relevant Britannica articles is to subscribe to Google’s Subscribed Link program (http://www.google.com/coop/subscribedlinks/directory/All_categories?start=10) and add EB. Now each time you search on Google, if there is a relevant EB content then it would be on the first page of Google results. - Kunal Sen (Britannica)

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  4. Thanks for pointing this out John... I've just signed up!

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  5. That is awesome. I love using wikipedia to check some quick information about something I do not understand, or even to get a quick background on an assignment, but a more reliable source is great news. I also read the encyclopedia when younger, never told anyone that though...I wonder why....

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  6. "I also read the encyclopedia when younger, never told anyone that though...I wonder why.... "

    It's considered pretty nerdy. At least when I was younger, nerdy was considered the opposite of cool. Glad to see those attitudes are changing.

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