Britannica Revamps Its Online Encyclopedia
Encyclopedia Britannica has revamped its Britannica Online School Edition (http://corporate.britannica.com/library/online/bolse1.html) to offer a more user-focused look to better accommodate younger visitors. The service, which is tailored for K-12 use, offers students and teachers a combination of reference sources and interactive tools for the classroom. New features include reference libraries that are designed with the cognitive abilities and aesthetic preferences of the intended age group (elementary, intermediate or advanced). In addition, all encyclopedia articles are correlated to state and national curriculum standards, which is a great help to teachers as they plan their lessons. Other enhancements include an improved atlas, new daily topical features and three hours of additional video.
This article originally appeared in the 10/01/2004 issue of THE Journal.