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Britannica Article Page

Britannica article pages usually fall into one of four categories: History & Society, Arts & Entertainment, Travel & Geography, or Science & Technology. An article page can be as brief as a paragraph or as long as an entire book, with many sections. Use the information in this section to learn how to efficiently navigate an article page.

 

 

The article page features the same header as other Britannica pages. Clicking on the Britannica logo in the upper left corner will return you to the Britannica Online Premium home page.

 

In the upper right corner, you will find the following:

 

Click on your name next to Welcome and you will be redirected to the Britannica Dashboard. Click on the Account Type (Premium or Community) and you will be redirected to the Account page, where you will find all your account details. Clicking on the “LOG OUT” link will end your session. For more information about account types, click here.

Britannica articles will be headed by the graphic “Article: from the Encyclopaedia Britannica” to differentiate them from other content sources.

Articles can be viewed in two ways. You can manually scroll up and down the article text using the scroll bar on the right side of the screen or using the scroll wheel on your mouse. You can also use the Table of Contents tool, which is found at the upper left of the article window.

You can go directly to sections of the article with the Table of Contents tool.  Using your mouse, highlight and click on the section you would like to view.

Within the article text, some words and phrases appear in boldface blue font:

These words and phrases link to other Britannica articles on those topics. Click on any of these links and you will be taken directly to those article pages.

If you need to adjust the font size of the text, print an article (or section of), or e-mail the link for this article to a friend, use the control panel found in the upper right corner of the article page.

 

Use the icons to adjust the article font size to your liking. The font size on the article page will either increase or decrease, depending on which icon is clicked.

Following the article text, you will find a listing of additional resources including:

 

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Workspace and Editing

At the top of the article page you will find the Workspace and Editing toolbar.

Using this toolbar, you can suggest edits to existing articles, submit content or feedback to the Britannica editors, and save content to your Workspace.

 

Edit

The Edit link will open a new menu with editing and feedback tools for Britannica articles.

There are four tools available in this menu.

 

Create My Version of This Article

The Create my version of this article link lets you edit articles that you can submit to Britannica’s editors or save to your Workspace. When you click this link, a new document (My Article Name) will be created that looks just like the original article. You can then make your changes to the article.

This new document will appear in a tab at the top of the article page:

 

Suggest an Edit to This Article

The Suggest an edit to this article link will create a new document using the text of the current Britannica article, which can be edited for submission to the Britannica editors or saved to your Workspace. The Britannica editors will review these submissions for future revisions of the article.

 

Helpful Hint: Please visit http://corporate.britannica.com/submission.html for a description and explanation of Britannica’s Submission Guidelines.

 

Send a Comment to the Editors About This Article

When the Send a comment to the editors about this article link is clicked, a smaller window will open so you can submit comments on that particular article to the Britannica editors.

 

Start an Article From a Blank Document

The Start an article from a blank document link lets you create “new” articles that you can either submit to the Britannica editors or save to your Workspace. When you click this link, a new document is created, but no article text is included. You can then create and edit your new document as you see fit. When you are finished, click on the “Submit Changes” button to submit your article for review. You can also click the "Save” button to save the article to your Workspace.

 

Save

When you click on the Save link, a smaller window will open that allows you to save the Britannica article to your Workspace.

You can also modify the title of the article and write a brief description of the article link. The URL for the Britannica article can also be found in this window. Click on the “View This Article” link to open the article in a new browser window.

 

Print

Click the printer icon to print an article or section of an article. When you click the printer icon, a new window will open where you can select which sections of the article you want to print:

To select the portions of the article you want to print, click the box to the left of the section title. To print the entire article, click the “Check All” link. Then, click the “Print” button to begin printing the article or article sections.

 

E-mail

The envelope icon allows you to share articles with friends via e-mail. Click on this icon and a new window will open.

In the To field, enter the e-mail address of the person you want to share this article with. The From field is for the sender’s information. The Subject field allows you to personalize the e-mail subject line. In the comments box, you can create a personal message for the recipient. Click the “Send” button to send the article.

 

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Internet Community Tools

Near the top of the article page you will also find our Internet community tools. With these tools, you can share Britannica content with your Internet community and suggest content with Britannica’s editors.

 

Get Involved

The Get Involved link gives you the option of submitting additional content to the Britannica editors for the article being viewed.

You may submit images, videos, or external Web links that you feel would improve our current content. These submissions will be reviewed by the Britannica editors for possible inclusion in future revisions of the Britannica Online content.

Please visit http://corporate.britannica.com/submission.html for a description and explanation of Britannica’s Submission Guidelines.

 

Share

When you click the Share link, a smaller window will open that provides information on how to create a permanent link to the article and how to share the full text with the readers of your Web site or blog post.

 

Like

When you click "Like" on a Britannica article page, you are making a connection to this article from your Facebook account. The article will be displayed in your Facebook profile and on your Wall, and your friends may receive a News Feed story about the article.

There is also a link to sign up for a Facebook account if you are not currently a member.

Following the article text, you will find a listing of additional resources including:

 

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Article Sidebar Tools

Along with the additional resources listed below the article, you can also find additional information using the tools located on the left side of the article page.

 

Video, Images & Audio

The Videos, Images, & Audio tool allows you to view videos and pictures and to listen to audio selections related to the article. Click on the “Videos, Images, & Audio” link and a panel will slide out with a listing of available media content.

Use the scroll bar on the right side of the panel to move up and down the list of media content. The video content will be presented first, followed by images, and then audio files. Click on the thumbnail to play these video or audio files or to enlarge the photos.

In the media panel you will also find links to submit your own images  and videos . All submissions will be reviewed by Britannica’s editorial staff for possible future inclusion in the article. Please visit the Britannica Corporate site  http://corporate.britannica.com/submission.html for a description and explanation of Britannica’s Submission Guidelines.

You will also find the same media content in-line with the text of the article.

 

Related Articles, Ebooks & More

The next link is the Related Articles, E-books, & More tool. When you click this link, a new panel will slide out for you to access all the related articles on that particular topic.

 

By selecting the tabs at the top of the panel, you can view related articles in two ways:

The Referenced In tab lists Britannica articles that are directly referenced in some way to your current subject. For example:

While searching for "John F. Kennedy," the Britannica article “New Ross (Ireland)” is referenced because it contains information regarding John F. Kennedy’s ancestral home. Information about John F. Kennedy’s birthplace can be found in the Britannica article "Brookline (Massachusetts, United States).”

The Related To tab lists Britannica articles that are in some way related to your current subject. This listing is broken down into the following categories:

 

The Related Articles content is also available below the main article text, indicated by the heading:

 

Helpful Hint: You can also access the Related Articles content using the drop-down menu of the Table of Contents tool.

The third tab in this section is Ebooks, Primary Sources & Magazines.

This tab lists additional third-party content related to your current subject. This additional content is from high-quality sources and provides a valuable service for our users, but visitors are reminded to consider the sources when conducting research.

This content usually falls into the following categories:

 

 

Web Links

The next link is the Web Links tool. When you click this link, a new panel will slide out for you to access this content.

This panel provides links to external Web sites related to the current subject but outside of the Britannica Online Premium Web site. These Web sites have been reviewed and selected by Britannica’s editorial staff.

External Web sites are also listed below the main article text, indicated by this heading:

 

Helpful Hint: The External Web Sites tool can also be accessed via the Table of Contents drop-down menu.

 

 

Article History

The next link is the Article History tool. When you click this link, a new panel will slide out that lists recent updates and/or changes to the article you are viewing.

The Article History panel lists updates in reverse chronological order, beginning with the most recent update. The panel also includes the date of the update, the name of the contributor making the update, the type of update, and a brief description.

The type of update is indicated by an icon.

 - Indicates an update to the article text.

 - Indicates an update to the media content.

 - Indicates an update to a Web link.

For more information on a contributor, click on the contributor’s name to view the Britannica profile page.

 

 

Contributors

The next link is the Contributors tool. When you click on this link, a new panel will slide out.

This panel lists the owner and contributors of the article. For more information on a contributor, click on the contributor’s name to view the corresponding Britannica profile page.

The name of the primary contributor to this article is also listed below the article name on the main article page:

 

 

Dictionary & Thesaurus

The next link is the Dictionary & Thesaurus tool. When you click this link, a new panel will slide out for you to access the tool. By selecting the “Dictionary” tab at the top of the panel, you can view the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary.

This panel lets you look up words and definitions using the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Dictionary. Type your search term into the window and click the “Go” button (or hit the Enter key on your keyboard) to look up words in the dictionary.

Click the red speaker icon if you wish to hear the audio-pronunciation.

 

Helpful Hint: When you are browsing an article, you can double-click any word to see the dictionary definition in a slide-out window.

Selecting the “Thesaurus” tab will allow you to access the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Thesaurus.

This panel allows you to search for terms in the Merriam-Webster Collegiate Thesaurus. Type your search term into the window and click the “Go” button (or hit the Enter key on your keyboard) to look up words in the thesaurus.

 

 

Workspace

The next link is the Workspace tool. When you click this link, a new panel will slide out for you to access your Workspace.

This is a quick link to Britannica’s Workspace feature, where you can create, edit, and save content. For more information about how to use the Workspace feature, click here.

 

 

Widgets

The next link is the Widgets tool. When you click this link, a new panel will slide out for you to access this content.

Use any of these links to install a Britannica Widget on your personal Web page to quickly explore key people, places, and topics from the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

The following Widgets are available:

 

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Article Page Tabs

The Article Page tabs are located above every article.

 

The "Encyclopaedia Britannica" Tab

The Encyclopaedia Britannica tab contains all of the Encyclopaedia Britannica articles you have open.

The arrow to the left of the article tab indicates which one of four categories this article falls into: History & Society, Arts & Entertainment, Travel & Geography, or Science & Technology.

If you have more than one Encyclopaedia Britannica article page open, a number in parentheses will appear. In the example above, two articles are open. Clicking the arrow pointing down on the right side of the tab will bring up a drop-down menu of the recently viewed Encyclopaedia Britannica articles. You can have up to five Encyclopaedia Britannica articles open at a time. If you wish to remove an article page from this display, simply click on the “X” to the right of the article name.

 

Created Article Tab

This tab provides quick access to editable versions of articles that you can submit to Britannica’s editors or save to your Workspace. When you create an article, a new document (My Article Name) will be created that looks just like the original article. You can then make your changes to the article.

This new document will appear at the top of the article page:

If you have more than one Britannica article open to edit, a number in parentheses will indicate how many articles are open.

Clicking on the names of these articles in the My Edits tab will take you to that article page with your edits. The five most recent articles are available via this tab. If you want to remove an article from the My Edits tab, simply click on the “X” to the right of the article name.

 

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