Encyclopedia Britannica Now Available as an iPad App

The 240-year-old Encyclopædia Britannica has just released it’s latest app – this time for the iPad.

The app is free, and it includes free access to 100 articles in the encyclopedia as well as excerpts from other articles. but full access costs $1.99 a month. That might be a little pricy for the individual, but not if you consider it based on what you get. The app offers access to over 80 thousand cross-referenced articles, tens of thousands of images, and Encyclopædia Britannica’s LinkMap, which offers a way to find related articles.

“Encyclopaedia Britannica is putting more than 250 years worth of reliable information in the palm of your hand,” says Greg Barlow, Encyclopaedia Britannica’s senior vice president and chief marketing officer. “For more than two centuries, Britannica has partnered with former U.S. and international presidents, Nobel Laureates, scientists and other historical figures to provide people with the information they seek. Now that world-class information is available on a fast, mobile platform.”

Current Encyclopaedia Britannica subscribers can access the app for free, and they will also get free access in the Android, iPhone, and Windows apps when they ship in 2012.

via iTunes