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Encyclopédie Universalis EDU and Universalis Junior for Academic Libraries

Encyclopaedia Universalis

Universalis is the encyclopedic reference of the French-speaking world. Dedicated to documentary research, general culture and teaching, it is aimed at both individuals and professionals (schools, communities, libraries, businesses, etc.).Universalis offers high quality answers in all disciplines and all major areas of knowledge across multiple media.

Junior Encyclopedia Universalis

The perfect companion for homework, projects, and satisfying natural curiosity, Universalis Junior is an easy-to-use and engaging tool that teaches research skills and makes learning fun. This revised database includes access to more than 4,000 encyclopedia articles and 1,700 English-language articles for bilingual education.


Universalis counts some 7,200 contributors (authors specializing in specific disciplines), and all of its articles are signed.  As of 2014, it contains more than 350,000 documents, more than 25,000 media documents, more than 9,000 designs, and almost 1,300 cards.