Britannica Online


A concise entry definition is freely available, then for full-text access subscription is required. Britannica Online allows users to freely browse through articles excerpts and external e-sources.

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The Concise Enciclopedia is accessible for free. The first 6 lines (75 words) of the 32-volumes Encyclopedia's entries are free, while for full-text availability, subscription is required. Users also have access - although limited - to research tools, Merriam-Webster’s dictionary and thesaurus

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Excellent linking capability reserved in its full access only to subscribers. Non subscribers can access to a complex internal linking structure and to a rich set of selected external e-sources indicated as the web's best