The world standard in knowledge since 1768. Headquartered in Chicago, Britannica maintains offices in Sydney, London, Paris, Tel Aviv, and Tokyo.
For over 250 years Encyclopædia Britannica has reimagined how the world discovers. Today, Britannica Group Inc. continues to be a global leader at the forefront of reference and education publishing. We have empowered the way the world teaches and learns, and we continue to pave the way for revolutionising knowledge and inquiry.
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Created by two entrepreneurs, Colin Macfarquhar and Andrew Bell, and an editor, William Smellie.
The Library Research Service was an all-female department created during the Depression.
The department received queries on every imaginable topic—from sex to the stock market. Each reader received a personalised report consisting of the latest research from the leading authorities of the day.
The service was so phenomenally popular that Britannica had to start limiting the questions per customer.
Today, Merriam-Webster.com serves nearly 40 Million unique visitors per month.
Today, Britannica.com is our flagship consumer destination drawing more than 20 Million unique visitors monthly.
Today, Britannica Digital Learning is global provider of educational tools, serving more than 150 Million students worldwide.
Digital revenue surpassed print revenue for the first time in our 200+ year history.
The 15th edition spanned 32 volumes 32,640 pages, 8,500 photographs, maps, flags, and illustrations in smaller “compact” volumes. It contained more than 65,000 articles written by scholars from across the world, including Nobel Prize winners.
In total, 7+ million sets of Encyclopaedia Britannica have been printed and sold in our 250 year history.
Encyclopaedia Britannica will provide custom, fact-checked information on certain historical and scientific topics that have been subject to misinformation, and YouTube will link to this information from Britannica in searches and below videos about these topics.
Britannica is named the #1 EdTech company to watch by EdTech Digest in March, 2019.
Curated by UK curriculum experts and instructional leaders around thematic units, LaunchPacks provides a structured framework for tenured, new and non-specialist teachers alike. With thoughtful curriculum resources, mapped to the new Inspection Framework, LaunchPacks reduces teacher workload, ensures every student has access to a progressive and balanced curriculum, and allows each teacher to meet requirements.
Britannica launches books designed to engage children’s natural curiosity and passion for learning.
Over the past 25 years, Ministries of Education (MOEs) around the world have turned to Encyclopædia Britannica to help them shape their country’s education vision and prepare the leaders of tomorrow.
Britannica’s new website, just for parents, provides information, resources, and advice from trusted experts in child development and early education.