After 244 years, Encyclopaedia Britannica is halting print editions of their classic multivolume set of encyclopedias. Instead, the company plans to focus on its online encyclopedia. In response to the digital shift, the editors wrote on the Britannica blog: "A momentous event? In some ways, yes; the set is, after all, nearly a quarter of a millennium old. But in a larger sense this is just another historical data point in the evolution of human knowledge."
So how much is the last print version going for? The final hardcover Britannica set is available for $1,395 on the encyclopedia's website. On a more budget-friendly note, access to Britannica Online is entirely free for the week, so check it out and let us know what you think.
As print continues to move toward the digital platform, we're curious: Which sites do you visit for your research? Where do you find information on world history, science, and general education topics?
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