Britannica Online Partners with Discus

December 19, 2008 - The Discus program will begin 2009 with an exciting new partnership with Britannica Digital Learning to provide a new suite of encyclopedia products for South Carolinians.  The Britannica package includes three online encyclopedias for students and adults:  Britannica Elementary Encycyclopedia, Compton's by Britannica and Encyclopaedia Britannica.

The new partnership also brings frequently-requested early childhood and Spanish language content to Discus.  The Britannica Learning Zone, an interactive environment of age-appropriate activities for children aged 4-7, includes concepts like animals, colors, numbers, shapes and more.  For early readers of Spanish, the Enciclopedia Juvenil is designed to sharpen students' Spanish language skills as they learn new lessons.

Institutions in South Carolina can present the Britannica resources to their users via editions that are customized for the K-12 schools and for both public and academic libraries.  These three editions offer a considerable amount of additional content over and above the encyclopedia articles: multimedia, current events, magazine and journal articles, and recommended Web sites to name just a few.

The Britannica resources will become available to Discus users on January 1, 2009.  Take a look at this valuable addition to the Discus collection and begin using the amazing content provided by this new Discus partner!