Profiles and full-text sketches providing both biographical detail and illuminating narratives chronicling the lives of Black Americans.
A year-by-year record of British and world events, published annually since 1758. This classic reference work provides historians and students with information on the major and minor events of the past 250+ years, with historical context and perspective and a mass of biographical information.
Discover the world’s most influential people by searching narrative biographies, news, magazine, and multimedia content.
Brings together essential historical and current material for researching the past, present and future of African-Americans. Includes the Black Abolitionist Papers (1830-1865) a collection of primary sources from African Americans actively involved in the movement to end slavery in the United States. Also included is History Makers, video recordings of interviews with influential, contemporary African Americans, the Schomburg Studies on the Black Experience, and material from newspapers, dissertations and journals.
Complete encyclopedia, Merriam-Webster dictionary and Thesaurus, and the Britannica Book of the Year. Additional resources include Gateway to the Classics, World Atlas, and Notable Quotations.
Choose an audience level (children, young adult, or the Reference Center for high school and adult researchers) and then search or browse for information in encyclopedias, magazines, videos, and web sites. Switch to Britannica Academic for college level or browse the country comparisons and statistics.
Explore learning materials, a dictionary and thesaurus, atlases, timelines, and other features – all at the appropriate grade level. Includes resources for PreK-2 (Fundamentals), PreK-5 (Elementary), Grades 6-8 (Compton’s), and Grades 9-12.
Offers interdisciplinary content that reinforces the development of skills such as critical thinking, problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, and innovation.
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