Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Encyclopaedia Britannica

Whilst recovering from AVE-lag following my trip to Barcelona, I thought it would be worth letting fellow bloggers know about this opportunity to get a free subscription to the content of the Encyclopaedia Britannica. They offer the service to what they define as "web publishers" and say that those who use it will be able to link to Britannica content without readers needing a subscription. So let's put that to the test.


leftbanker said...

Is it just my connection or is the Britannica page super-slow to load? For all of its dubious content, I think wiki does a fine job; for my own purposes anyway. I just need a fact checked from time to time. Why anyone pay for information in this day and age is beyond my understanding.

Graeme said...

I don't find it that slow. I think part of the reason they are doing this is because of Wikipedia's growing influence. But the unreliability of some Wiki stuff does make it nice to have something else you can compare it with.

Tom said...

Thanks for this, Graeme: it looks like it could be a useful resource.