On the home page of the Britannica Online for Kids, there are a few ways to look up the content available with this service. One way is to use the Search feature, and the other is the Browse feature. Both can be found near the top of the home page.
Start searching for articles by entering a word/phrase in the search box and clicking the “Go” button. The Search feature shown in the image below also shows two different databases below the search box that can be used to find information.
The Student Encyclopedia provides content catered toward children ages 11–15. This content comes from our Compton’s Encyclopedia print set. Our Children’s Encyclopedia provides content for children ages 8–11. There is also an option to search the Merriam-Webster Student Dictionary and Thesaurus. You can look up the definition, pronunciation, function, etymology, and more using this search feature.
If you would like more information on how to use the Search feature on this site, click on the Search Tips link. Different methods, such as using quotation marks to find the exact phrase or constructing a Boolean search, are explained.
Check the list of Suggested Searches topics everyday so you can start looking at content right away. After clicking on a topic, you will be directed to the Search Results page.
The Browse feature provides you with an option to glance through a variety of categories, such as Art, Science, Sports, and many more. In the image below, you can see where that feature is located on the home page.
After selecting a category, you will be directed to a page that lists articles that pertain to that subject or subcategories related to that subject. In the example below, you can see that the Language Arts category was selected, and several subcategories are listed pertaining to that subject.