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Databases for Teens


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Britannica School Encyclopedia

For Kindergarten through High School. As the go-to site for research—the core of any inquiry learning model—Britannica School offers thousands of curated and curriculum-relevant articles, images, videos, audio clips, primary sources, maps, research tools, recommended websites, and three unique, but connected, databases to meet every reading level.

Britannica Academic Database

For high school and college students. Britannica Academic delivers fast and easy access to high-quality, comprehensive information. The rich combination of the venerable Encyclopedia Britannica plus Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, magazines and periodicals, and many other research tools provides the variety of reliable sources that college students need to consult when conducting thorough collegiate research—all from one resource.

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Explora Database

For high schoolers, college students and educators. Explora provides easy-to-use features and reliable content from the world’s leading magazines and reference books. Find high-quality articles, use topic overviews to get started on research, or browse categories on popular topics. Explora also provides text-to-speech for HTML articles and citation help.