Britannica Library Reference Center: Research Resources for Everyone!

In an age of independent research, it’s important to know that you are studying trusted, up-to-date resources with the latest information. With Britannica Library Reference Center, you have access to a variety of articles, biographies, images and videos that will allow for you to conduct research on many topics. This Reference Center is like an online encyclopedia where you can search for any topic from A to Z that comes to mind! Each topic has an article that dives into your topic of interest with a provided reading level that can be adjusted for all learning styles. Image and Videos are provided with each article that highlight important topics, figures and places. Finally, related topics are always linked to articles to ensure continued learning. 

Are you interested in better understanding the research process? Britannica provides research tools and materials that outline easy to follow steps as you look into a new, interesting topic. In addition, you can find How-To guides that outline how to write book reviews, presentations, research papers and science reports. 

Perhaps you would like to learn more from Britannica but would like to access these materials for kids and teens - Santa Clara County Library already has Britannica School Edition! Britannica School includes portals for elementary, middle, and high school students. Students can find up-to-date, curated, and curriculum-relevant articles, images, video, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended websites, and more.

With your library card, you can access all of these resources and more on the Santa Clara County Library District website 24/7!