For our November #ResourceOfTheMonth we are promoting Britannica Academic. This is a brilliant resource for all levels of study but particularly good for students who want to find a concise, comprehensive account of a topic they are unfamiliar with. Britannica covers subjects from history to science to current affairs and includes images and video to really bring the subject alive.
Bradford College Librarian Julia Sherrington has been involved in setting up the promotion and is the author of the quiz that you can now collect from the Library Information desk.
“We wanted to get involved with commemorating 100th anniversary of the end of WWI; which of course is extra special this year. It has been talked about a lot in the media and hopefully it is a topic students will be curious about. We came up with a quiz which involved using Britannica Academic to get students researching a topic , finding something out for themselves and using a library resource.
Britannica Academic is a very broad resource covering lots of subject areas. It is a good start to finding both basic and more detailed information on a topic. As well as giving access to credible articles , it also has a dictionary function, and lists relevant websites and primary sources. It will also link to Britannica Image Quest to search images. We feel it is a great resource and hope that once a student uses it they will see its potential for researching other topics.”
We have freebies to give out at the Library Information Desk when a student completes the quiz.
All correct entries will be entered into a draw to win a £10 voucher.