:: Encyclopedia Britannica

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The complete multimedia encyclopedia accessible over the Internet.

In addition to the encyclopedia you can access the Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus by choose to search that (instead of Encyclopedia Britannica) by clicking the circle next to "Merriam-Webster Dictionary & Thesaurus" under the search term input box.

There are other "Research Tools" you can access at Encyclopedia Britannica: a Video Collection, historical Timelines, a World Data Analyst (statistics on "every nation of the world"), Compare Countries, a World Atlas, Notable Quotations, a Gateway to the Classics (featuring short stories, plays, essays, and extracts from literary works), Featured Articles, and a Spanish to English Dictionary.

Also featured as you log in: Daily News highlights (with links to related encyclopedic entries) as well as a list of recently updated articles in the encyclopedia.

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Access Options:

This database can be accessed from any of Thrall Library's public Internet or research computers.

Concerning access outside the library:

Members of Middletown Thrall Library may log in to this encyclopedia using their library card numbers.

Tips & Special Features:

For more control over your search results, try clicking the Advanced Search link beside the search term input box.

You can then search for phrases, exclude certain words from search results, as well as specify the types of results you would like (articles, images/audio/video, or websites).
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