Encyclopedia Britannica

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  1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    This was discussed a while back but you can get free premium access to Encyclopedia Britannica online if you regularly write on the Internet. You can apply here. I've been using it for 2 years now. I applied just using my HubPages profile URL.

    http://signup.eb.com/Pages/Register.aspx

    1. Rochelle Frank profile image96
      Rochelle Frankposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I tried to register but it didn't recognize my url.

      1. Lisa HW profile image67
        Lisa HWposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I just tried.  It didn't recognize the HubPages profile URL, so I used my blog URL and added the HP one in the comments box.  Whether they accept it or not remains to be seen, but the application is in the works anyway.

    2. mythbuster profile image82
      mythbusterposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      You ROCK! Thx for making this resource known. Excellent... I must be a really, really big GEEK 'cos this is a bonus in my day...

      oooooooo boooooooks lol

    3. TheGlassSpider profile image69
      TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, UW! I've applied now as well. I hope they will approve me.

  2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
    Uninvited Writerposted 8 years ago

    I had no trouble, but this year I did put my Suite101 profile url.

    Maybe just try registering with the hubpages.com URL and putting a link to your profile in the comments?

  3. Lynda Gary profile image61
    Lynda Garyposted 8 years ago

    What is the benefit of having a subscription to the site?  Is it just a research resource, or does it somehow provide an SEO benefit?

    Many people may not realize that if they have a library card for their local library, you can almost always access your district's library online -- and thereby have access to nearly the entire digital library from home.

    1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I use it for research. I don't currently have a library card so it's perfect for me.

  4. englightenedsoul profile image59
    englightenedsoulposted 8 years ago

    I have just registered though would like to know how much time does it take for them to reply. They say 4 business day??

    1. Haunty profile image81
      Hauntyposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I registered using my hp profile immediately after I saw this thread. It took them about 9 hours to get back to me with the coupon code to complete my registration.

      If you get an email with a link that doesn't work, instead of clicking the link try typing the url manually.

      Thank you, UW. smile

      1. Uninvited Writer profile image82
        Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        Yes, none of the links worked in their emails for some reason so I did just that.

      2. rmcrayne profile image97
        rmcrayneposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        I encountered this problem too.  Glad I saw your post.

    2. Uninvited Writer profile image82
      Uninvited Writerposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      I heard back tonight.

  5. girly_girl09 profile image73
    girly_girl09posted 8 years ago

    Thanks for sharing this, UW. big_smile I signed up! I plan on doing a lot of informational hubs this summer, so this service would be really useful.

  6. profile image0
    kimberlyslyricsposted 8 years ago

    GET OUT

    HOW COOL IS THAT!

    gotta go

    have a date with Encyclo and Brit-ya I know, gotta catch up so 2 tonight.

    Thanks for the info

    Seriously

  7. Sufidreamer profile image83
    Sufidreamerposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for sharing that , UW - That is great.

    I have signed up and hope that they accept - it is a very useful resource for general, background research smile

  8. prettydarkhorse profile image64
    prettydarkhorseposted 8 years ago

    I signed up! thank you UW!

  9. earnestshub profile image87
    earnestshubposted 8 years ago

    Thank you UninvitedWriter! So very sweet of you to share this resource. I have signed up, and they reply within 4 working days so I await the email.
    I used to have a set, but they got old and we disposed of them through a charity.
    I am excited at the very thought of having access to them now. smile

    1. JWestCattle profile image60
      JWestCattleposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      The reality is -- it is the very old encyclopedias that have comprehensive history and information unedited by current politics.  Anyone truly interested in real history and knowledge should have several sets from different eras. I do.  They are quite bulky and quite enlightening.  Never let a really good set of 'elderly' encyclopedias leave you, you'll never find the same depth of information again.

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        You are correct about old encyclopedias, JWC!  They have a character of their own and give a sense of timeless knowledge, unlike today's electronic archives.

  10. Marisa Wright profile image96
    Marisa Wrightposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for sharing, UW!

  11. Randy Godwin profile image92
    Randy Godwinposted 8 years ago

    I used to have a set of the old Encyclopedia Britannica, but I threw them away because my wife already knew everything anyway!

    This is a great resource opportunity!

    1. earnestshub profile image87
      earnestshubposted 8 years agoin reply to this

      If your missus reads this Randy, you are gonna lose a fang or two! lol

      1. Randy Godwin profile image92
        Randy Godwinposted 8 years agoin reply to this

        She already accuses me of speaking with a forked tongue, Earnest!

  12. Jane@CM profile image61
    Jane@CMposted 8 years ago

    Thanks UW, you are always a great wealth of information!  I love the encyclopedia - yeah, people think I'm weird.

  13. englightenedsoul profile image59
    englightenedsoulposted 8 years ago

    Thank you so much UW.  I got accepted and it is wonderful!!

  14. rmcrayne profile image97
    rmcrayneposted 8 years ago

    Thanks!  I submitted my application, with my HP profile address, without a hitch.

  15. rmcrayne profile image97
    rmcrayneposted 8 years ago

    I got my approval email w/ my code and instructions 3 hrs ago.

  16. Jen's Solitude profile image86
    Jen's Solitudeposted 8 years ago

    Thank you UW. I had to submit a single hub for the URL, then added I published on hubpages and linked to my profile page, in the comments section. Not sure that last link was necessary, but just received me e-mail approval.

  17. MyWebs profile image83
    MyWebsposted 8 years ago

    Thanks for this great resource. I applied.

  18. profile image0
    khmohsinposted 8 years ago

    this is a great opportunity. thanks for sharing info

  19. Lisa HW profile image67
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    UW - neat (and thanks).  I know I'm a fan of "Britannica - the books".  smile

  20. MyWebs profile image83
    MyWebsposted 8 years ago

    About 10 hours later and I'm approved. I did use my profile URL with no problems

  21. Lisa HW profile image67
    Lisa HWposted 8 years ago

    UW, I just got the e.mail that my account was approved.  The links didn't work in the e.mail, so I copied and pasted the URL - and that worked (as others apparently did).

    Neat!  Thanks again.   smile  (I just filled out the application last night, so it was quick hearing back.)

  22. TheGlassSpider profile image69
    TheGlassSpiderposted 8 years ago

    I got approved as well. Yay!! Thanks, UW!

 
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