Welcome to Britannica's Student Center

We know you’ve got a lot to learn. Britannica wants to help make it easier for you to access the key school subjects you’re learning about. Britannica is your source for key topics like history, government, literature, and more. 

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Articles & Lists

Britannica has in-depth articles on thousands of school-related topics. In addition, we tackle many topics in easy-to-understand list formats.

Images & Videos

Multimedia can play an integral part of your learning experience. There's nothing more captivating than a story told in images, infographics and videos.


One of the best ways to learn is by testing your knowledge through fun and easy quizzes. We've selected these just for students like you.


Britannica created dedicated experiences to help students navigate ongoing topics of study—from women's history to climate change to the study of science and space.

United States Government

United States History


Reconstruction was the period after the American Civil War, from roughly 1865 to 1877, during which attempts were made to implement full freedom and constitutional rights for African Americans following emancipation.

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Great Depression

The longest and most severe economic downturn ever experienced by the industrialized Western world, the Great Depression began in 1929 and lasted until about 1939.


World History

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World War I

World War I, also called the First World War or the Great War, was an international conflict that in 1914–18 involving Russia, the United States, the Middle East, and other regions.



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Video Portals

Discover a new way to learn through Britannica’s rich archive and latest video series.

Ancient History

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Ancient Rome

The city of Rome was once the center of the Western world. Roman civilization progressed from the founding of the republic (509 BCE) through the establishment of the empire (27 BCE) to the final eclipse of the empire in the west (5th century CE).

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Student Quizzes and Puzzles

Discover Britannica's Curated Historic Image Galleries

Browse editorially curated collections of images and interesting facts!

Britannica Features

Students, we'd love to hear from you

Are you a student? Have a personal experience you’d like to share with us about your educational experience? We’d love to hear