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A Rich History
Encyclopædia Britannica is the oldest English-language encyclopedia still in production; its first edition was printed in Edinburgh, Scotland in 1768, and its 15th and final print edition was brought to press in 2010. Since then, Britannica has moved to a completely online format—Encyclopædia Britannica Online—and it’s currently focusing on continuing is legacy as a respected distributor of knowledge and scholarship.
What Encyclopædia Britannica Does
Encyclopædia Britannica 101
Regarded as a global authority in English-language scholarship, Encyclopædia Britannica is composed of articles scribed by over 4,000 contributors—from Nobel laureates to American presidents. Britannica offers its readers former print editions as well as a continuously updated online version, providing an accessible way to learn new information and research favorite topics ranging from the sciences to history to the arts.
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