CLRC libraries who are not already subscribing to Encyclopaedia Britannica can try it out for free during the month of June. If you find you have an interest in subscribing, please contact Debby Emerson at CLRC ( by June 28 and you can be added to the CLRC subscription.

FREE PREVIEW: A preview of Britannica’s Online databases is available through June with username “clrc” and password “preview”.

Product details for all our databases may be found at

CLRC contract term: July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017

Britannica Online Academic Edition

Price per weighted user: $0.40

Original Sources NEW and Updated !

Original Sources gives you instant access to an extensive, continuously increasing collection of more than 420,000 works of classic, primary reference sources in 12 subject areas: World History, U.S. History, Political Science, Law, Literature, Science, Mathematics, Social Science, Philosophy, Religion, Language, and Language Arts. This vast collection provides the original sources and personal accounts of humankind’s social, political, legal, and religious development, as well as some of the greatest discoveries, insights, and literary achievements in the words of the actual authors, discoverers, and knowledge-seekers. It is a reliable fact-checking reference of history-makers’ greatest accomplishments—from the dawn of civilization to the present.

Prices attached

Image Quest

Image Quest is a great database for academic institutions, containing millions of rights-cleared images for educational, non-commercial use — great for course development, library web site, campus or alumni newsletters/magazines, student presentations, etc.

Price per weighted user: $.25 (or $.35 if not subscribing to Britannica Online)

Merriam-Webster Unabridged (First major revision in 50 years!)

Price per weighted user: $.18

The minimum fee for Britannica Online, any edition, is only $350 and is not prorated. The minimum fee for add-on database will remain at only $295 with the exception of Image Quest $425 minimum (and Original Sources prices attached).

A description of all our databases as well as training materials may be found at