It is reported today, that 200 years after publishing its first encyclopaedia, Encyclopaedia Britannica will this year cease to publish its print editions. The hugely successful online edition Encyclopaedia Brittanica Online will however continue to be published and is accessible to NUI Galway staff and students via the Library website.
Encyclopaedia Britannica and the other reference works the library makes available is an excellent starting point when beginning to research a topic. Unlike Wikipedia and other free sources, the contributors to Encyclopedia Brittanica have been vetted and selected as experts in their field, and their contributions have been edited. This ensures that the information you get through Encyclopedia Brittanica is authoritative, reliable and well put together.
Access Britannica Online via the Library.
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