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Britannica Encyclopaedia Online is a good database to consult when beginning a project. Use the following link, or the link on  A-Z  Databases to access Britannica School. If prompted use your School email as user name and password to login when off campus.

Following clip shows how to search and use the Britannica. 

Britannica School Insights

Fight the Fake with Britannica School Insights

Britannica School's free browser extension, Britannica School Insights, changes how students and schools discover by bringing fact-checked information to the top right corner of Web search results pages.

An exercise in media literacy, Britannica School Insights encourages students to look beyond the first set of search results that they see. They are also prompted to compare different sources and to think critically about the origins and biases of information they encounter online.

-Cut through the Internet noise to research smarter
-Build digital literacy skills by ensuring a fact-checked source appears in parallel with regular search results
-Find quick facts and information, or explore deeper context and connections around search topics
-Trust that your tool will only surface highly relevant search results

  1. Open your Google Chrome browser and visit the Google Chrome Store.
  2. Click ‘Add to Chrome’.
  3. When prompted, click ‘Add Extension’.
  4. You may be required to restart your browser.
  1. Open your Google Chrome browser and check that you are accessing your country specific Google website.
  2. For example, if you subscribe to the Australian version of Britannica School, please go to
  3. Perform a regular search. E.g. Pollution
  4. If there is relevant content from Britannica School to match your search keyword, a Britannica School Insights box will appear in the top right corner of your regular search results page.
  5. Clicking on any of the links in the Britannica School Insights box will take you to the relevant section within Britannica School.

Why do I need to create an account?

When you make Britannica account, you can save your searches for later use.

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