Britannica Renewal Time

It is time to send in renewals and new orders for the 2008-2009 year.  WNYLRC member pricing and info follows.  You will also find the renewal form and information on our WNYLRC website under Consortial Opportunities–Subscription Databases.

 Please mail or fax to me by: June 1, 2008.
Any questions, feel free to contact:

716-633-0705 x115
Fax:  716-633-1736
Western NY Library Resources Council (WNYLRC) contract term:
July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009.

Britannica Online Academic Edition
Price per weighted user: $0.395

 Britannica Online Library Edition
Price per weighted user: $0.395

 Britannica Online School Edition
Price per weighted user: $0.44 for schools

The minimum fee for Britannica Online, any edition, will increase to $315 and is not prorated.  The minimum fee for add-on database will remain at only $295.


Completely updated for 2008, this award-winning reference site is now faster, easier to use, and full of new content specifically designed to meet the needs of academic libraries. The foundation of Britannica Online is the Encyclopaedia Britannica, the largest, most authoritative encyclopedia in the world. In addition to the encyclopedia, Britannica Online includes:

World Data Analyst – Britannica’s exclusive database of current and past statistics on the countries of the world
Gateway to the Classics – An extensive collection of significant works in literature, philosophy, history, and science
Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary & Thesaurus – Completely integrated into the site and easily accessible
Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Quotations – A lively collection of more than 4,000 quotations, both contemporary and classic
-Full-text Journal and Magazine articles from EBSCO and Proquest Journals – more than 700 titles, hand-selected for college needs
BBC & New York Times daily headlines – top stories from two trusted sources
The Web’s Best – a collection of Web sites carefully selected by Britannica’s editorial department
World Atlas – Access Britannica maps through this interactive resource
-Advanced search capabilities and Britannica’s exclusive "Workspace", a research organizer.
– Britannica’s newest "Compare Countries" feature makes it easy to compare and contrast different countries (maps, flags, statistics, events and multimedia about any two countries in the world). 
-Extensive video collecton – over 3,000 videos and video clips that cover a variety of subjects, including History, Science, the Arts, and Social Studies.  Video topics include Toulouse-Lautrec, Botticelli, Lewis & Clark, Asia, Ancient Cultures, World Wars, Economics, Native Americans, Insects, the Chaos Theory, and the expanding Universe, among others.  Short video clips are 1-5 minutes long and full length extended play videos are between 15 to 45 minutes long. All videos can be played online or downloaded and used in Power Point Presentations.



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