Workspace

Workspace is a feature on the Britannica Online Premium site that allows members to manage all of their research content in one place. With this feature, you can create, edit, organize, and save articles (and other media) to the Workspace area at any time while logged in to the site.

There are a few ways you can access the Workspace. First, log in to the Britannica Online Premium Web site  (www.britannica.com). Once you have logged in, you can either click on your name in the upper right corner or you can click on "Account Type" (Community or Premium) located under your name, and you will be taken to your Account page. In the left column, you will see the Workspace link. Click on this link and you will be taken directly to your Workspace.

Accessing your Workspace:

- Log in to Britannica Online Premium.

- Click on your name.

- On the Dashboard page, locate the Workspace link in the left toolbar.

- Click on the “Workspace” link

 

You can also access your Workspace while in an open article in two ways. The first is by clicking on the My Britannica tab located on the far-right, above the toolbar at the top of an article page. Click on this tab and you will be taken directly to your Workspace. The other way to get to your Workspace is to locate the Workspace link in the left column while in an open article.

Accessing your Workspace from an Open Article:

- Open an article.

- Click on the “My Britannica” tab located above the toolbar in the article (far right).

- You will be taken directly to your Workspace.

OR

- Open an article.

- Click the “Workspace” link in the left column.

- Your Workspace will appear in a sliding window over the open article.

 

If you would like to save an article to your Workspace, click “Save” in the toolbar and you will be prompted to include a Title and/or Description (optional) of the article. The link to the article will also appear. Once you are done labeling the article, click the "Save” button, and the article will be added to your Workspace.

Save an Open Article to your Workspace:

- Open an article.

- Click “Save” in the toolbar above the article.

- The article title is auto-filled, but you can modify it if you choose.

- Click “Done” to save the article.

 

Additionally, articles do not have to be open for you to save them to your Workspace. Perform a search by entering in your topic or keyword in the Search Box at the top of the page. Once the search results appear, highlight the specific article by running your cursor over the article’s title and look for the save-folder icon to the right of the article title’s text. Click on the icon; this will save that particular article to your Workspace.

Save article from the Search Results page to your Workspace:

- Perform a search for an article.

- Highlight the specific article you want to save by placing the cursor over it.

- Click the "Save" icon to the right of the article title.

- The article title is auto-filled, but you can modify it if you choose.

- Click “Done” to save the article.

 

If you would like to save a snippet of an article, highlight the text you want to save to your Workspace. After highlighting the text, click the “Save to (My) Workspace” button that appears under the highlighted text. Click "Done," and the snippet of the article will be saved to your Workspace.

Save a Snippet of an Article to your Workspace:

- Open an article.

- Highlight the desired text or snippet.

- Click “Save to (My) Workspace” in the pop-up.

- Click "Done" to save the snippet.

 

You can also upload images (e.g., JPG, GIF), videos (e.g. WMV), or links to your Workspace by clicking the appropriate icon in the footer of the Workspace. After clicking on the specific icon, the overlay will appear prompting you to include a Title (required), Description, and Credit (both optional) for the uploaded media.

Click the “Browse” button to locate and select the image or video you want to upload from your computer (or type in the URL if you are uploading a link). Please be sure to complete the Required Fields and then click “Done" to upload your media.

Upload Media to your Workspace:

- Access your Workspace.

- Click the appropriate icon in the footer of your Workspace.

- In the overlay, complete the Required Fields.

- Click "Done" to upload your media.

 

Supported Video Formats (Max size - 100mb)

MPEG

MP4, VOB, MPG, 3GP

Microsoft

AVI, ASF, WMV

Apple Quicktime

MOV

Flash

FLV

 

Supported Image Formats (Max size - 4mb)

JPG

GIF

PNG

BMP

 

To create a new document while inside the Workspace area, click on the icon that has the notepad with the plus symbol on the right of the row of icons. When you are finished working with the new article/document, you can save it to your Workspace.

Create a New Document Using Workspace:

- Access your Workspace.

- Locate the row of icons in the footer of the article.

- Click on the “New Document" icon.

- Once completed, "Save" your new article to your Workspace.

 

To edit the Title or Description of an article, highlight the article from your Workspace. Next, a pop-up that reads Edit will appear over the Title and Description fields. If you want to edit either the Title or Description of the article, click the "Edit" button to modify the content in that particular field. You can also double-click in either field to edit it.

Edit the Title or Description of an Article in your Workspace:

- Access your Workspace.

- Highlight the article you would like to edit.

- Click the “Edit” button over the Title or Description field (or double-click in the field you want to edit).

- Hit "Enter" on your keyboard to save your edit.

 

To submit edited, new, or uploaded content from your Workspace to Britannica, highlight the content you want to submit. Click the “Submit” button in the pop-up and also in the overlay.

Submit an edited, new, or uploaded content to Britannica:

- Access your Workspace.

- Highlight the content you would like to submit.

- Click “Submit” in the pop-up.

- Click “Submit” in the overlay.

 

Helpful Hint: Submitting an edited article to Britannica will not remove it from your Workspace. Please note, by clicking “Submit” you agree to Britannica’s Terms and Conditions.

 

Articles can be deleted from your Workspace by highlighting the specific article you want to delete. A pop-up will appear with the options Open, Delete, and Submit. Click "Delete" in the pop-up and confirm your action to remove the article.

 

Delete an Article from your Workspace:

- Access your Workspace.

- Highlight the article you want to delete.

- Click “Delete” from the pop-up.

- Click "Done" in the overlay.