Chicago, IL. — June 27, 2007 — Colleges, libraries and schools that serve diverse ethnic populations and students of foreign languages can now meet their users? reference needs with a single online solution: the new Global Reference Center (http://global.eb.com/) from Encyclopaedia Britannica.
The site, part of the growing line of Britannica Digital Learning products, combines Britannica encyclopedias in Spanish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and French:
Several editorial teams, working in the countries of origin, spearheaded the creation of these encyclopedias. Typically, a Britannica non-English encyclopedia consists of portions translated from the English-language Britannica combined with extended coverage of the local country.
?These are databases of high quality–Britannica quality,? said Michael Ross, a senior vice president and general manager of Britannica?s education division. ?In a globalizing world, with people everywhere doing research in many different languages, universities and libraries will find this an invaluable resource.?
More information is available at www.eb.com.
About Encyclopaedia Britannica
Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. (www.eb.com) is a leader in reference and education publishing whose products can be found in many media, from the Internet to cell phones to books. A pioneer in electronic publishing since the early 1980s, the company also still publishes the 32-volume Encyclopaedia Britannica, along with services such as Britannica Online School Edition and new printed products such as Britannica Student Encyclopedia. Britannica?s editorial operation is overseen by some of the world?s most distinguished scholars. The company makes its headquarters in Chicago.