Britannica Changing to HTTPS

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Britannica Changing to HTTPS

Britannica is making some security changes that could affect your library’s access to Britannica School and other Britannica products.

Below is the message sent from the company…

To ensure secure transmission of data between our users and our online resources, Britannica has moved its product to HTTPS. This has become the industry standard, and we feel that it is important to provide this level of security to our customers.

Beginning on March 8th, 2018, users who come to our current HTTP sites will be redirected to HTTPS sites on the following products: 

  • Britannica Academic
  • Britannica School
  • Britannica Library
  • Image Quest
  • Original Sources

For most users, this will be a seamless transition. You will be transferred immediately and will notice no change in your experience on these sites.

However, for customers who use proxy servers like EZ-Proxy, you will need to ensure two things:

  • First, you will need your own URL to be HTTPS.
  • Second, you will need to update Britannica URLs to use HTTPS instead of HTTP.

We don’t anticipate disruption to anyone’s service as a result of this cutover, but if you run into any difficulty, please contact Technical Support at (800) 621-3900 x7160 or by email at