Sharing Britannica Articles
You can easily give your readers access to any of Britannica’s 120,000 articles from your Web site or blog. Link as you would to any other Web page, and when your reader clicks through the link to Britannica from your site, he or she will get the complete article as a free sample—even those articles that normally require a subscription.
Many people already do this. For example:
- Kevin Spaulding, in this article for Google Knol about the origins of the Solar System, includes a link to some of Britannica’s coverage of that subject. Anyone clicking on the link gets the material linked to, whether they’re Britannica subscribers or not.
- Similarly, Mahalo contributor “Gwenhwyfar,” in this answer to a question on that site about the ancient Egyptians, includes links to Britannica articles and videos. Anyone clicking on those links will see those items in full.
You can do the same thing. Just insert an HTML link to the Britannica page as you would any other. The “Share” button at the top of each Britannica entry makes it especially easy:
Note: Please note that the link will lead to the full Britannica article only when the page holding the link is hosted on a Web server. When you test this page on your local machine, it will still lead to the abbreviated version of the article that non-subscribers see. This is not an error, and when the same page is put on a live Web site it will work as intended.