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Britannica Announces New Ebook Service for Schools, Libraries

Posted Jun 17, 2011
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Britannica has announced a new ebook service available to schools and libraries from Britannica Digital Learning. Through it, students in elementary school through college can easily access hundreds of high-quality books on the subjects they're studying. 

The service, at ebooks.eb.com, facilitates access to Britannica's expert-written single-volume titles for research, papers, homework and projects. More than 300 non-fiction digital books are now available. They cover the full range of curriculum, including math, science, language arts, social studies and health.

Each ebook contains the entire text of the print edition and illustrations - many of which are high-definition and full-color. Tables of contents, indexes and glossaries are hyperlinked and fully searchable.

Ebooks are whiteboard-ready, making them useful both in small classrooms and large lecture halls. Schools do not have to spend additional funds on reading devices; these ebooks can be accessed 24/7 by students, teachers, and library patrons through any web connection. All titles in a school's or library's holdings can be searched with a single keyword. Password-protected notes can be saved and the material can be printed. 

Britannica plans to add hundreds of additional ebook titles in the next few years. The first 15 pages of each title are available free at ebooks.eb.com. Pricing, titles and more are available at 800-621-3900. 

Source: Britannica, www.britannica.com/


 
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