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LEARNING RESOURCES

NEWSLETTER

January 2011

ENCYCLOPEDIA

Britannica Online ACADEMIC EDITION

Britannica Online Academic Edition …so much more than an encyclopaedia. Britannica Online Academic Edition is a useful starting point to gain an overview of a subject as it provides access to a variety of reliable, quality resources. Britannica Online is more than just Encyclopedia Britannica as it also includes Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary and Thesaurus, journals and magazines, - books, primary source documents and links to other websites. These information and research tools have been designed to support students studying in further and higher education. The College has a licence to Britannica Online Academic Edition which means students and staff can access this resource anywhere anytime using their college username and password. Please use the links from the Electronic Resources page on the college website. http://www.bradfordcollege.ac.uk/eresources Some of the key features and benefits of using Britannica Online are: - - - - - - - - - -

Online content that you can trust as reliable and authorative. Articles updated daily. A search function incorporating “auto-complete” and “fuzzy search” Videos, images, maps and multimedia clips that can be downloaded and used in assignments, presentations or Moodle. News feeds from the BBC and the New York Times to help you keep up to date with current events. Current full-text journal and magazine articles from more than 700 titles. Interactive World Atlas and World Data Analyst tool to compare countries and create graphs and charts. Links to more than 300,000 websites selected and reviewed by experts. Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Quotations provides access to a collection of more than 4,000 contemporary and historical quotations. Web 2.0 features, including the Britannica Blog, and “My Workspace” which allows users to write, share and store documents, images and Videos.

For more information on Britannica Online Academic Edition please contact the Electronic Resource Development Librarian or email askalibrarian@bradfordcollege.ac.uk


Learning Resources 2011 January Newsletter