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Britannica Insights

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Enhance your search experience and your knowledge with Britannica content in the top-right corner of your search results page.

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Description from store Facts matter & Britannica Insights with Merriam-Webster makes them easier to find them. Not sure if what you heard was true? Looking for a concise overview of a topic? Looking for the definition or more examples of a word you just read? Tired of scrolling through search results to find a credible source? Britannica Insights changes how you discover by bringing verified information from Britannica and Merriam-Webster to the top of your search results and offering deeper context and perspectives around topics to explore connections. • Cut through Internet noise to save time • Trust the information you discover • Explore deeper context around search topics • Uncover intuitive roadmaps for deeper exploration As seen on: WIRED® Magazine: https://www.wired.com/story/britannica-insights-fix-google-snippets The Verge: https://www.theverge.com/2018/6/7/17437816/google-britannica-insights-search-encyclopedia Chicago Tribune: http://www.chicagotribune.com/business/ct-biz-encyclopedia-britannica-fact-check-plug-in-20180608-story.html Q: How do I start using Britannica Insights? A: Click ‘Add to Chrome’ and continue your usual searches. When Britannica has highly relevant results, the results will populate the top right corner of your search page. Q: Will Britannica Insights change what shows up in my search results or what sources I can view? A: Your search results stay the same and you’ll still be able to view all of the same resources you’re used to. You’ll just find Britannica Insights results at the top right corner of your search results when there is relevant Britannica or Merriam-Webster content to share. Q: Which search browsers does Britannica Insights work with? A: Britannica Insights works with Google Chrome. Coming soon: Mozilla Firefox. Q: How is Britannica Insights able to surface context, connections, and perspectives? A: Britannica Insights uses proprietary advanced relationship mapping technology from Britannica and Merriam-Webster to surface uncommon insights and unique relationships through a web of connected data points. Q: What languages does Britannica Insights work with? A: Britannica Insights works with the English language searches and search results. Q: Do you track my data or search history? A: Britannica Insights does not handle or collect any personal or sensitive information, nor does it track search data. If you would like more information on the policies of our parent company, Encyclopaedia Britannica, Inc., please view our Privacy Policy: http://corporate.britannica.com/privacy.html.

Latest reviews

  • (2023-02-25) will chirs: it helps me cheat soooo
  • (2021-06-13) Alan Welsh: It would be a great resource if it loaded faster. As of now, it's too slow.
  • (2021-05-02) Anoir Ben Tanfous: Feminism is Cancer
  • (2019-09-26) Constantin: Great app
  • (2019-08-05) David M. Brown: The addon doesn't seem to be working anymore.
  • (2019-05-17) muslit: Unfortunately, does not work in Mexico.
  • (2019-05-07) Josef H.: As much as I love the Britannica website, this extension is useless. It does absolutely nothing.
  • (2019-05-01) Arsal Farook: Amazing!
  • (2019-02-11) Paki Sánchez Baila: me gusta e interesa.
  • (2018-12-18) Amit Roy: Sorry after one day It's not working in chrome extension.
  • (2018-10-30) rain: Amazing!!!!!! Only request would be to have a more modern, "google-ish", design to the insights box :)
  • (2018-10-25) Caleb Fritz: Amazing, loved it, so helpful! Combine this and grammarly you'll be unstoppable!
  • (2018-10-09) April Brown: This is fantastic!!!
  • (2018-09-17) Alexa deVries: It's not working on my chromebook and I can't seem to figure out why...
  • (2018-09-13) D Chung: It currently doesn't work for me in Canada, but i hear that's an off and on thing
  • (2018-09-10) I do a lot of research and this extension is incredibly helpful!!
  • (2018-08-29) Minoyuri: It is really helpful when researching a topic or writing an essay or whatever. Keep it in mind for a project or essay.
  • (2018-08-28) Alan Lask: Great tool, however, it doesn't work in the google.com.mx domain.
  • (2018-07-13) As Bobans commented, it only works on the .com domain. The reply to that comment was that it only works on English versions, however, .ca is also English and yet there is no support EDIT: fixed and now working for Canada
  • (2018-06-23) jorge cauz: Great search companion with easy and free access to an excellent reference source.
  • (2018-06-16) Terence Toh: Great tool to "Enhance knowledge". unfortunately, not working for Google.com.sg Looking forward to a fix
  • (2018-06-12) Mitran Constantin Bogdan: The issue with this extension is that it works only on google.com search. I tried using it on a google.ro and the Britannica form doesn't appear.
  • (2018-06-09) Jonathan Locker: A great objective and media rich addition to searches
  • (2018-06-08) Sal De Spirito: Love the in-depth and accurate information when I do searches.
  • (2018-06-04) Vishvesh Venkat: Extremely helpful and very insightful!
  • (2018-05-22) idozaltzman: Accessible info !!
  • (2018-05-17) Willy Wu: Love it!!

Latest issues

  • (2022-12-10, v:6.1) Anoir Ben Tanfous: Not working anymore
    Please fix as due to Google changes this doesn't show up
  • (2020-01-29, v:5.0.7) Annette Ramos: Chrome OS Version
    What are the Chrome OS versions that are supported for this extension?
  • (2019-12-11, v:5.0.7) Ninh Njuyen: John Smith
    Unite State Military NASA Mission Shuttle Phoma0 Unite State Military Civil War And Emperor Tom Can of Vietnam
  • (2019-07-20, v:5.0.5) David M. Brown: Stopped working
    You write in response to another user: "To use [the Britannica Insights add-on just do a Google search on a topic (say 'cat') and Britannica results will be displayed on the right hand column. There is no need to click the icon." This used to be the case. But recently, at least for several weeks, probably longer, some kind of Google information box is displayed in the right-hand column when I search and not the Britannica box. Is there a conflict between the add-on and something Google is doing? I just tested searching at DuckDuckGo.com, still in Chrome, and I did get the Britannica Insight results on that page.
  • (2019-04-24, v:5.0.3) The Fast Talking Squirreal: Removal
    I am unable to remove it and i never added it
  • (2019-02-28, v:4.1.2) Steven (Steven): Context menu
    I would like to be able to remove the 'Search Britannica.com' option from the context menu if I desired.
  • (2019-01-20, v:4.1.2) Mbayo Akiri: Accidental Abuse Report Apology
    Hi, I recently filed an abuse report on your extension but it was an accident, I did not mean to click the button and I am sorry. I did mean to contact you and say that your extension does not work in my Chrome app and that this is a real bummer as I would really like to use it. Apologies once again. - B.
  • (2018-12-13, v:4.1.2) Scott Remick: Firefox
    Where is the Firefox support?
  • (2018-11-24, v:4.1.1) Giancarlo Mantero Astroza: Entries without result
    After the last fixes it is working a lot better, but still some problems persists such as the lack of results for some entries like 'business finance', about which there is an article with this same title in the Britannica website. Similar issue happened to me before with the entry 'chess', which is working now, but makes you wonder how many other search entries could not be working yet. Another point it's the prior 'subscribers only' content that now seems to be available for free for any Britannica Insight user, such as the article for Isaac Newton. So, regarding to this, how then Britannica will be generating utilities now that they seem to allow access to each of its articles without any restriction?
  • (2018-11-21, v:4.1.1) Britannica Insights does not work when using Yahoo search
    I am unable to use Britannica Insights when using Yahoo search, my home page on Chrome is Yahoo. DuckDuckGo on Chrome works well, I want to recommend Britannica Insights but need to know if it will eventually work on Yahoo.
  • (2018-11-19, v:4.1.1) Extension does not work with Yahoo search
    I have the extension installed on me but it does not work using Yahoo search, I have Yahoo as my home page on Chrome. I also have it installed on Opera and it works fine there.
  • (2018-11-19, v:4.1.1) Abobakr Sultan: Insight
    For the user knowledge, to benefit from the extension, you just search Google as usual & the you will see other results from Britannica on the right of the page. Abobakr
  • (2018-11-18, v:4.1.1) Bob Tomlinson: Britannica Insights
    Added to Chrome, nothing happens when I click on item.
  • (2018-11-08, v:4.0.3) Raul Zayas: How do you use this extension?
    Please explain to me how to use this extension. It is installed in Chrome but it is grayed out. Chrome says it is on. But there is no where that explains how to use it. When I click on it nothing happens. When I visit a website and click on the extension, nothing happens. I am a subscriber to Britannica. I would love to use the extension if only I can figure out how to use it. Thank you, Raul E. Zayas Brandon Fl USA [email protected]


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4.3404 (94 votes)
Last update / version
2022-01-25 / 6.1
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