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Our mission is to inspire curiosity and the joy of learning.
Welcome to Britannica
For 250 years, Encyclopaedia Britannica has reimagined how the world discovers, learns, and shares. For the next 250 years, we will continue to create innovative learning experiences, underpinned by credible content, and put them in the hands of lifelong learners across the globe.
Who are we?
We transform. Centuries of innovation and trailblazing across knowledge industries make up the backbone of the curiosity and joy that we seek to inspire.
We engage. We nurture inquiry and ignite the desire to discover through exciting, personalized experiences that are meaningful and engaging for unique learners around the world.
We are rigorous. Everything we create is underpinned by an experienced, educated editorial staff, rigorous writing and review processes, and a community of experts at the forefront of new discoveries. Truth needs a champion, and we carry the torch of this responsibility because it is an honor.
We value community. Our communities are central to what we imagine, develop, and refine. We are committed to meeting learners where they are and empowering the way they ask questions, find answers, and interact with Britannica.
How we do what we do
We are pioneers in blending technology, educational content, and personalized needs. From Alexa and AR/VR experiences to online question-and-answer communities that connect students and experts, Britannica engages and empowers learners. We provide relevant, trustworthy information in the places where learners are found, on the platforms, apps, extensions, and tools they use.
Who we serve
We serve lifelong learners, wherever they are – in their homes, schools, universities, libraries, and workplaces around the world.

What we believe in
We cultivate adept digital citizens.
Truth needs a champion. In fact, it needs many. We value teaching the world how to discover skillfully, learn authentically, and share responsibly. We arm our communities with the judgment and know-how to wade through false and misleading information from questionable sources so that they can become empowered digital citizens, consumers, and even producers.
We invest in community partnerships.
Our communities are at the forefront of what we imagine, create, and reinvent. Creating spaces for conversations and relationship-building, whether in person or through technology platforms, ensures that what we put out into the world is meaningful to the communities we serve.
We develop skills for the future.
We are in the business of empowering futures, and we do that by developing 21st-century skills. Knowledge is just the first step in helping every citizen of the world to become more productive, employable, and empowered to chase their joy.
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