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Online encyclopedias

Welcome to Medway Libraries' online encyclopedia page. Here you will find searchable encyclopedias providing information to support study, homework or general interest.

These resources can be accessed from any computer using your Medway library card.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Library EditionBritannica Library Online Logo




Available for free and can be accessed from any computer using your Medway library card. As well as searching the encyclopaedia, this resource has featured pages for This Day in History and Biography of the Day. You can also access a dictionary and thesaurus, historical timelines, country comparisons, a new media collection and much, much more. 

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Library Edition - StudentBritannica Student logo




For 12 to 18-year-olds is a fantastic study tool bridging the gap between the junior and full editions. 

Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Library Edition - Junior

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For five to 11-year-olds is designed to help with homework, projects and general interest. Encyclopaedia Britannica Online Library