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Encyclopaedia Britannica Junior

For ages 6 to10.

To use  Encyclopaedia Britannica Junior online enter your library card number, for example, 001234567A.

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Get homework help and find information about people, browse timelines, and compare countries. It covers most school subjects and has links to the CBBC news website.

Find information quickly and easily by searching Britannica Junior Encyclopaedia, magazines and journals, the Web's Best sites, images and videos. There are also:

  • timelines
  • an atlas
  • an animal of the day

Simply type in a word or phrase and click Go.

Encyclopaedia Britannica Student

For ages 10 to14.

To use  Encyclopaedia Britannica Student online enter your library card number, for example, 001234567A.

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Encyclopaedia Britannica Student is designed for middle/secondary school student where you can:

  • view featured spotlights
  • search biographies and important events
  • find out what happened on different days and year
  • select your own birthday or other dates you want to explore
  • take a guided tour
  • find out how to use the workspace to store information for topics and research

Enquire: your questions answered online

To use Enquire (QuestionPoint) online enter your library card number, for example, 001234567A.

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Enquire (QuestionPoint) is a national service that instantly connects you to library staff trained to help you find answers to your questions in real-time live-chat.

Best of all, the service is free and anyone can use it at any time!

This enquiry service is a joint initiative between the People's Network and public libraries. The online real-time live-chat and email reference service is staffed by information professionals from English public libraries (Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm) and from North America at all other times. This allows you to have your questions answered just as if you were in your local library.

If your enquiry is specifically about Dorset Libraries, please contact us directly:

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