Britannica School


*Minimum annual subscription fee per product per building is $750 (North America only).
The future of research is here today in one safe, organized place for all students and educators.

In Britannica School, students will find thousands upon thousands of searchable encyclopedia and journal articles, images, videos, audios, primary source documents, detailed maps, editor-recommended Web sites, learning games, a world atlas, Merriam-Webster dictionary in English and Spanish, and a wealth of how-to research tools. Trust Britannica School to inspire, inform, and support exploration, discovery, and learning -- any time, any place, and on any device.

Accurate and Up-to-Date Curriculum Support

Aligned to the Common Core, U.S. state, and Canadian provincial standards, the information in Britannica School is updated daily with new articles and multimedia elements curated by the world’s leading content and editorial experts.

Built-in Differentiation

Choose from three learning entry points– Elementary, Middle, or High School – then select a reading level that matches each student’s ability.  A single keystroke adjusts an article’s complexity while maintaining the age-appropriate look and format of the page!

Intuitive Search and Discovery

Start your search the way that’s most efficient for you. Use the search box at the top of every page.  Browse by subject or media type. Check out the weekly rotating content on the home page.  Every search topic produces a wide variety of trusted sources to review.

Robust Accessibility Tools

Find what you’re looking for? Students can use and cite an article as evidence in papers or projects, look up an unfamiliar word in the pop-up Merriam-Webster dictionary, or translate content into one of 50 languages right from the article page. Print out an article or favorite it, along with images and videos, for later reference. Click to activate the text-to-speech feature or change the font size for easier reading – another valuable feature for making Britannica School accessible to all. 

Universal Access and Responsive Design

Britannica School can be everywhere! Access it easily in the classroom or library, integrate it with a learning management or integrated library system, or use it at home.  Enjoy the same outstanding viewing experience on a tablet, smartphone, laptop, desktop computer, or other Internet-connected device with a web browser.  It’s perfect for BYOD and BYOT programs!

A Community of Educators

Use the easy-to-follow Lesson Plan Builder to develop high-interest, standards-aligned lessons using Britannica School. Create and share your lesson plans with other educators across the hall or across the country.

Interest Level: Grades PreK-12

“The differentiated instruction and PreK-12 Common Core content-rich, lively material makes Britannica School a highly recommended database that is relevant in the digital age.” --School Library Journal, February 2013

To order additional subscriptions for more than one school or library building, call 800-621-3900 or send an e-mail to for assistance.