Free access to Encyclopedia Britannica


If you have a blog, you can get an annual online subscription to Encyclopedia Britannica ($70 value) for free. No credit card is needed. Just fill out this form and if you qualify you will receive an invitation code that you can use to enroll. I did so last week and just received my free subscription.

Congratulations and welcome to the family! You have successfully completed your application to Encyclopaedia Britannica Online. Get ready to start enjoying your access to the world’s most comprehensive reference source!

According to the terms of service, along with the full access to the encyclopedia content you also get an ability to link to Britannica articles from your blog however I can’t seem to figure out how I can properly do it. My attempts to get to the “Website Tools” redirect me to the encyclopedia home page.

If you get the subscription and find out how to link to the articles so your visitors can read the content, please let me know in the comments.

Source: Encyclopedia Britannica Now Free For Bloggers at TechCrunch

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2 Responses to “Free access to Encyclopedia Britannica”

  1. 1 Mike G. Apr 25th, 2008 at 10:01 am

    My how the mighty have fallen. I remember as a kid the Encyclopedia Britannica was the “go to” source for all information.

  2. 2 Yan Apr 25th, 2008 at 11:14 am

    Yeah, I briefly compared a few technical articles and they are not nearly as comprehensive as matching pages on Wikipedia. They have some in-depth coverage of more fundamental (not frequently changing) topics though, e.g. history. I think I imagine a few scenarios where I would like to go to Britannica instead, but taken my circle of interest – not many.

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