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By Heidi Kotansky, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Most trusted resource will cost you $70 a year.

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age 10+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

Predatory Unethical Forced Subscription Renewal

You will be forced to give your credit card and the subscription will be renewed without any notice. This is a throwback to unethical predatory subscription practices of the 1990s and has no place in today's world. No refund, no replies. I tried to login the day before my year was up and could not. It was renewed the next day. Disgusting. Britannica ought to go Titanic. Britannica also closed down many good features for elementary students. This company continues the bad feelings that door to door encyclopedia salesmen left in their wake for many decades in rural America. Horrible company!
age 12+

NOT to be confused with...

What can I say, it's Encyclopedia Britannica. But for all that is good and holy, never EVER confuse this with "Encyclopedia Dramatica." ever. Words can never describe... the horrors on encyclopedia dramatica.

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages

Is It Any Good?

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Written mostly by Nobel Prize winners, the no-nonsense articles are comprehensive and well-organized. The timeline feature is very cool -- you just click on a subject and scroll through its history. The main drawback of this site is that only members ($70 a year) can read entire article entries and get access to the online resources (dictionary, thesaurus, and news articles).

Website Details

  • Genre: Educational
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Last updated: November 4, 2015

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