These sources consist of legitimate science or are evidence-based through the use of credible scientific sourcing. Legitimate science follows the scientific method, is unbiased, and does not use emotional words. These sources also respect the consensus of experts in the given scientific field and strive to publish peer-reviewed science. Some sources in this category may have a slight political bias but adhere to scientific principles. See all Pro-Science sources.
Overall, we rate Encyclopedia Britannica a Least Biased, Pro-Science source.
Bias Rating: LEAST PRO-SCIENCE Factual Reporting: HIGH Country: USA (45/180 Press Freedom) Media Type: Website Traffic/Popularity: High Traffic
MBFC Credibility Rating: HIGH CREDIBILITY
Founded in 1768, The Encyclopedia Britannica is a general knowledge English-language encyclopedia. It is written by about 100 full-time editors and more than 4,000 contributors, who have included 110 Nobel Prize winners and five American presidents. The 2010 version of the 15th edition, which spans 32 volumes and 32,640 pages, was the last printed edition; digital content and distribution have continued since then.
In review, Encyclopedia Britannica provides an enormous amount of information covering history, science, technology, and more. The website is set up with a search bar at the top of the screen to search for the topic you are interested in. The homepage also features articles that display minimal bias, such as this: Do Plants Feel Pain?. This article is properly sourced, and in case you are interested, plants do not feel pain because they do not have pain receptors. Thanks, Britannica!