Focus on Electronic Information No. 98-07
Date: July 1998
Subject: EBLAST: Encyclopaedia Britannica's Internet Guide
Encyclopaedia Britannica has recently launched a new World
Wide Web navigation service that classifies, rates, and
reviews more than 125,000 Web sites. Britannica editors
search the Web to identify high-quality resources that are
then clearly and concisely described, rated according to
consistent standards, and indexed for easy retrieval.
Information is organized in a simple subject tree ranging
from art and literature to world geography and culture. The
extensive and detailed organizational hierarchy efficiently
categorizes thousands of topics. Simple and advanced
searching capabilities are also provided, enabling users to
quickly locate relevant and appropriate sites.
(a text-only version is available at