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Weekly News Digest

March 22, 2004 — In addition to this week's NewsBreaks article and the monthly NewsLink Spotlight, Information Today, Inc. (ITI) offers Weekly News Digests that feature recent product news and company announcements. Watch for additional coverage to appear in the next print issue of Information Today. For other up-to-the-minute news, check out ITIís Twitter account: @ITINewsBreaks.

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Britannica Offers Original Sources for Licensing

Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc. ( announced a new online service for licensing to colleges and universities called Encyclopaedia Britannica's Original Sources, which provides a collection of primary source documents on almost every subjectómore than 350,000 documents, including 5,500 full-length books. The collection was developed in cooperation with Western Standard of Orem, Utah.

The new service includes extensive holdings in world history, U.S. history, science and mathematics, social science, political science and law, philosophy and religion, literature, and language. The contents of the site are fully searchable and accessible through easy-to-navigate subject headings. The purpose of the service is to provide easy access to the vital records of civilization, the kind of documents researchers at the university level need. It includes the collected works of Shakespeare, the writings of Plato and Aristotle, the scientific breakthroughs of Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein in their own words, important historical documents, and hundreds of thousands of others.

Source: Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc.

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