Britannica School

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Britannica School

What is Britannica School?

Britannica School is the go-to site for learning more about any subject—for all grades and all reading abilities—offering thousands of up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended Web sites, and three separate databases—Elementary, Middle, or High.

Access provided courtesy of the California State Library.

How Do I get started?

  1. Have your library card ready (Don't have one? No problem! Check out our eCard registration page

  2. Click on the GO button above

  3. Log in with your library card and PIN if asked


  • Built-In Support for Differentiated Learning: Three user-friendly interfaces make it easy to select the portal—Elementary, Middle, or High School— appropriate for each student. 

  • A convenient toggle provides instant access to content at different reading levels within the same interface. 

  • Read aloud and built-in translation features support students with special needs and English language learners.

  • Nonfiction Content Aligned to the Next Generation Science, Common Core, and State Curriculum Standards: Thousands of curated article entries, magazine, and journal articles; videos; images; audio clips; and primary sources provide the most current, real-world content for discovery and exploratory learning. 

  • Britannica’s editorial team adds new content daily.

  • Time-Saving Research Tools: Use handy how-to-conduct-research tools to build essential information literacy skills. Group together related content types for activities or projects using the easy-to-use Content Collector. 

  • Review and adapt ready-made lessons on various subjects or create your own with the intuitive Lesson Plan Builder. 

Available for use on

Any computer or device with a browser and internet access.  There is currently no app for this product. 

Need Help?

Contact us by emailphone or in person at any library branch